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Cover image for lecture: Bariatric Surgery: Weighing Up the Pros and Cons

Lecture Overview

When are surgical interventions for weight loss indicated, which type, for who, and why? This session will provide an overview of the surgical approaches to weight loss and include some of the pros and cons of various common procedures.


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Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is a Nurse Practitioner who runs an holistic weight loss clinic in Brisbane and who has worked within the obesity sector for several years. As well, she has many years experience as a nurse educator. For the past 25 years, Catherine has been a registered nurse, working in intensive care and perioperative areas. Currently, she works as a perioperative nurse surgical assistant with general, gynaecology, and bariatric surgeons. Over the past several years, Catherine has served on nursing association committees, including the Obesity Map of Medicine redevelopment working group. See Educator Profile


36 Total Rating(s)
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Michele Selby
19 Oct 2019

Good presentation. Bariatric surgery is becoming more common with our obesity epidemic.

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David Lewis
03 Oct 2019

The video was very informative and stimulated further exploration of the topic including research findings pertaining to the neurplastic effects of bariatric surgery.

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Brearne Barnes
09 Sep 2019

Great overview of Bariatric Surgery and the importance of thorough follow up.

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Laura Spilstead
22 Jul 2019

more time would be better

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Hsueh-Fu Hung
28 May 2019

The educator's explanation is clear and brief. All of the requirements of undergoing surgery are listed. Thanks for this informative video.

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Justine John
12 May 2019

Very informative, thank you

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Elyssa Wedd
13 Apr 2019

A very interesting online article and it is certainly relative to today's society, because we have such a growing number of potential bariatric patients. It was certainly worthwhile for any healthcare worker, to see this online activity.

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jane prezma
24 Mar 2019

Very clear and informative.

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Andrew Markula
23 Mar 2019

Great presentation Catherine.

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Caitilin McTaggart
18 Mar 2019

Interesting and informative.