Thank you for your interest in our Bariatric Surgery program. I understand that the patient-practitioner relationship is a top priority and that you taking the time and energy to research our program underscores how seriously you take this relationship.
First, I would like to briefly introduce to you the essentials of our program.
- Rose Medical Center is an ASMBS-Certified Center of Excellence. An advantage of being a COE is that we are regularly evaluated by our international, parent organization to make sure that we are performing surgery appropriately, safely, humanely, and with the required results and follow-up.
- We have a broad, multidisciplinary program that includes our own team of:
- Dedicated OR Team and Bariatric-Specific, Operating Room with the latest, advanced, laparoscopic and endoscopic equipment.
- Our own Bariatric-Specific, post-operative ward with RN’s selected for excellence in bariatric care and sensitivity.
- We have a full Bariatric Medical Team including specially trained practitioners in Anesthesiology, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Gastroenterology, Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Emergency Medicine, and Cardiology.
- We have designated Bariatric-Specific support equipment—ranging from the simple wheelchairs, room chairs, beds, toilets, bathrooms, and walkers to the more complex CT scanners, MRI’s, and OR beds.
- We have an extremely involved administrative staff—from my clinic to the hospital-- that is extremely responsive to the needs of our patients.
As we are both aware, the step towards Bariatric Surgery is a significant event in your patient’s life—one with the power to transform health, reduce known risk factors, and improve quality of life now and in the future. I can assure you that this is a step that I do not take lightly.
We need to make sure that your patients fulfill both our medical requirements for treatment and those of their insurance company (if applicable). We will help them move forward through this process by giving them very specific guidance and assigning each of them their own personal Bariatric Coordinator.
I do consider my work with your patient a partnership between you and I toward helping your patient have success in both their surgery and health transformation. I am honored to have the privilege of working with your patient and I hope that this is the beginning of a great partnership. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our program, my personal background/training, my work-up and care plan, or the required steps towards surgery, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Very Truly Yours,
Michael A. Snyder, MD, FACS