The online bariatric course provides information to help you decide if bariatric surgery is right for you. It's a convenient way to learn about our bariatrics program from the comfort of your home, at your personal computer.
Columbus, OH (Vocus) September 22, 2010
Fresh Start Bariatrics at Riverside Methodist Hospital, based in Columbus, Ohio, now offers free seminars to help potential patients learn about the programs’ services and bariatric surgery. The online seminars are hosted by Dr. Stephan Myers, MD, FACS, a highly-qualified bariatric surgeon. Each seminar offers complete information on the bariatric process, and is highly recommended for anyone considering bariatric surgery.
“The online course is an alternative to attending one of our regularly scheduled seminars, in-person, in Columbus or Mansfield, Ohio,” Dr. Myers said. “The online bariatric course provides information to help you decide if bariatric surgery is right for you. It’s a convenient way to learn about our bariatrics program from the comfort of your home, at your personal computer.”
In order to participate in the Fresh Start Bariatrics program, patients need to have completed either the online course or attended a seminar in-person. At Fresh Start Bariatrics, this is the first step toward transforming patients’ health, and it ensures patients are aware of the process and prepared to change their lives.
In the 75-minute online course, patients will learn about the different types of bariatric surgery, and find out how the Fresh Start Bariatrics program is set up to ensure best results and long-term success. There is an option to pause during the course, and continue when you are ready to finish. The course is broken down in to five parts:
- Personalized care (13 minutes)
Discover the benefits of Fresh Start Bariatrics and learn about Riverside Methodist Hospital, where Fresh Start Bariatric surgery takes place.
- Changing health and life (18 minutes)
Obesity causes many medical problems. In this section, learn about those problems and what bariatric surgery can do to help resolve obesity-related issues.
- Options for surgery (34 minutes)
Learn the three types of surgery available in the Fresh Start Bariatrics program, and the advantages and disadvantages for each.
- Getting your best result (5 minutes)
Steps to get the best long-term result are discussed. Changes patients will need to make after surgery, such as how to eat and activities to avoid, are addressed.
- Counting the cost (5 minutes)
Fresh Start Bariatrics Patient Advocate Annie McQuate discusses cost and what to expect from your insurance company.
“At the end of the online course, you will be contacted by one of our Fresh Start Bariatrics associates to discuss next steps,” Dr. Myers said. “Offering the initial seminar for Fresh Start Bariatrics online is a convenient way for potential patients to learn more about our weight loss program, and hopefully make the decision to change their lives.”
About Fresh Start Bariatrics
What makes Fresh Start Bariatrics so unique is our compassion for each patient as an individual. In fact, our highly personalized care is the reason Fresh Start Bariatrics at Riverside Methodist Hospital stands out from other bariatric surgery programs in Ohio. Our team approach means you will have support every step of the way throughout this life -changing and life-saving procedure and every one of our operations is performed at Riverside Methodist Hospital, respected nationwide for exceptional patient care and outstanding results. That is why so many people from all over Ohio choose Fresh Start Bariatrics. If you think you may be a candidate for weight-loss surgery, sign up for one of our free seminars or visit http://www.freshstartbariatrics.com.