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Bariatric Surgeons

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  • Are your patients struggling with weight regain following Bariatric Surgery?
  • Do you wish you could help them get back-on-track, but lack the resources and time to do so?
  • Are you hoping to offer new patients who don’t qualify for surgery additional resources before you turn them away?

As A Surgeon…

You’re busy. You spend countless hours increasing productivity, wRVUs, operative volume, seeing new referrals, and upholding rigorous ASMBS/ MBSAQIP guidelines to keep your Bariatric practice thriving. You do all of these things while maintaining exceptional patient outcomes.

Your patients are compliant with follow-up appointments, take their Bariatric multivitamins religiously, and show significant weight loss.

At least at first…

Then 6+ months after surgery, some of your patients’ progress starts to stall. Their weight begins to plateau or they start noticing weight regain. They’re frustrated, embarrassed, and feel defeated and start to “fall off the bandwagon.” Unfortunately, some of these patients end up in the Emergency Department with a post-operative complication, or in your office asking for weight loss medications or revisional bariatric surgeries.

You Want to Help Your Patients Succeed, BUT:

  • You recognize that these patients need an intensive accountability and interventional program to get them back on track
  • You lack the time and resources in clinic to do so yourself
  • You wish you had a qualified provider experienced in Bariatric Surgery to focus specifically on this unique population of your patients

Let Me Help You!

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I’m Kate. I’m a Surgical Physician Assistant with extensive experience in Bariatric Surgery and am a Board Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management. I am the founder and CEO of the 12 Week Weight Management Program (“12w WMP”).

My 12 Week Weight Management Program is an INTENSIVE accountability program that will help your Bariatric patients regain control over their health for the rest of their lives. The Program is designed to help your patients break through stubborn weight plateaus and weight regain following surgery.

Additionally, the Program is also available for those struggling with obesity who seek Bariatric Surgery but do not meet surgical criteria.

Double win.

But before I get into the nitty gritty Program details, let’s jump STRAIGHT to what you’re after!

Here’s How YOUR PRACTICE Will Benefit from my Program:

  1. Improved patient access to high quality care
  2. Improved peri-operative outcomes
  3. Improved patient satisfaction
  4. Increased patient referrals
  5. Increased volume of new patients
  6. Increased volume of new surgeries
  7. FREE marketing
  8. FREE advertising
  9. Increased Practice revenue $$$$$

All of this WITHOUT you spending a SINGLE DOLLAR or A SINGLE EXTRA MINUTE of your time.

What Makes the 12 Week Weight Management Program Unique?

In the 12 Week Weight Management Program, I facilitate as a Physician Assistant Health Coach. My job is NOT to offer medical advice nor act as a replacement to your current Bariatric team of Advanced Practice Practitioners, Dietitians, Exercise Specialists, etc. 

My Program is strictly to serve as an adjunct to the services you already provide. However, with experience as a Bariatric PA, I will always be screening for “red flag” symptoms that would prompt immediate follow-up with your Bariatric Team.

One hundred percent of the 12 Week Weight Management Program content is founded in randomized control trials and evidence-based medicine. Content is additionally adopted from ASMBS, MBSAQIP, TOS, AACE/ACE, ADA, OAC (etc.) national organization guidelines.

Rest assured, the information your patients will be given during the 12w WMP is of the highest quality.

What Will the 12w WMP Be Like?

This Program is intensive. Your patients will purge their diets and learn how to eat clean, minimally processed foods in alignment with Bariatric healthy eating behaviors. There is absolutely NO promotion of packaged products, meal replacements, or processed food or beverage items. Your patients will be taught core nutritional education, cooking skills, meal planning, and real-life strategies to help them regain control of their health for the rest of their lives. 

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Together, your patients and I will work through personal barriers that prevent them from moving regularly. They will be given a prescription for exercise that is supported by obesity research and is tailored specifically for weight loss. The Program will also meet them exactly where they are; even if that looks like simple exercise movements that can be performed on their couch right in their own living room.

I also do something very unique that is hard to find in other diet or weight loss programs. Your patients and I are going to dig deep into their mindset and evaluate their emotional eating. Using principles from cognitive behavioral strategies, they’ll learn how to over-ride negative self-talk and emotionally charged behaviors that lead to overeating. We’ll create healthier coping mechanisms that are non-food-based alternatives.

How Is the 12w WMP Designed?

The 12w WMP is all virtual. That’s right! No need for your patients to jump in the car, spend time away from family, or time away from work to accomplish their lifelong health goals. They can complete 100% of the Program from the comfort of their homes!

Once enrolled in the Program, your patients will be sent triweekly emails delivered to their inbox every few days. These emails will walk them through the program, step-by-step.

The 3 months of the Program are broken down into Nutrition, Movement, and Mindfulness. Each week is a new topic, and within each week, they will be emailed mini videos labeled Parts 1, 2, and 3.

They will have FREE access to the 12w WMP Workbook. They will have weekly accountability assignments in order to skyrocket their success. This workbook frequently re-assesses their progress so they no longer have to “go back and try to remember” anything from earlier in the Program.

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In addition to all of these things, they will be part of a Private Facebook Community. Here, they will be amongst a group of supportive Bariatric friends. We will participate in regular group webinars, host Q&A sessions, and share extra resources to help maintain everyone’s stamina.

If that weren’t enough, they can have EVEN MORE personal access to me with 1-on-1 PA Health Coaching calls. In these calls, we will spend 60 minutes working specifically on personal barriers impeding their progress. Each call will end with goal-setting and accountability assignment(s).

Here’s Everything Your Patients Will Be Getting:

  • 3 Month online video series on Nutrition, Movement, and Mindfulness
  • Triweekly emails
  • 3 Month Accountability Workbook
  • Meal Planner
  • Weekly accountability assignments
  • Weekly re-assessments
  • Access to Private Facebook Group
  • Social Media PA Health Coach facilitation
  • Group video sessions
  • Q&A sessions
  • And access to additional services such as 1:1 PA Health Coaching calls, PDFs, handouts, and more!

Again, Here’s How YOUR PRACTICE Will Benefit From My Program:

  1. Improved patient access to high quality care
  2. Improved peri-operative outcomes
  3. Improved patient satisfaction
  4. Increased patient referrals
  5. Increased volume of new patients
  6. Increased volume of new surgeries
  7. FREE marketing
  8. FREE advertising
  9. Increased Practice revenue $$$$$

All of this WITHOUT you spending a SINGLE DOLLAR or A SINGLE EXTRA MINUTE of your time.

Warmest, 

Kate, PA-C, MMS, CSOWM

Kate Fuss

Disclaimer: The information provided here does not constitute medical advice. If you are seeking medical advice, please visit your healthcare provider or medical professional.