2015 Clinical Collaboration and Teamwork Award–Michael Schweitzer, M.D., Bariatric Surgery Team

2015 Clinical Collaboration and Teamwork Award–Michael Schweitzer, M.D., Bariatric Surgery Team


(calming music)>>We work as a multidisciplinary team: dietitians, mental health professionals, nurses, nurse practitioners. Our team works to improve patient care, which we have done over the years, to the point that now
we’ve reduced readmissions, reduced complications, and improved the patient
care throughout the system. We have a quality team, we work together, we study outcomes together, and we’re trying to improve patient care, and we’re constantly doing that. It’s important that
when you form this team that you start studying the outcomes and try and improve in our
case on surgery outcomes. And we’ve done that. One example is pulmonary embolism, which is one of the
leading causes of death after bariatric surgery. We’ve improved on it, we’ve studied it, and now it’s rare to
have one after surgery. (calming music)

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