January 30, 2012
Nashville, Tenn., (January 31, 2012) – Centennial Center for the Treatment of Obesity will tweet live from the operating room during the facility’s first robotic sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass procedures on Wednesday, February 1 beginning at 9 a.m. This will be an opportunity for interested individuals to learn more about the procedures and ask the experts questions directly from wherever they are following the live OR Tweet from. This will be a new, alternative experience to attending a free bariatric seminar in person at Centennial.
“There is a trending shift in bariatric surgery to patients opting for a sleeve procedure instead of a bypass or banding procedure,” said Pam Davis, director of Centennial’s Center for the Treatment of Obesity. “Our patients and interested candidates have also been asking us about robotic sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass procedures for some time and we want to offer every opportunity for people to ask questions about the newest surgical options we now offer in a location and at a time most convenient for them, including a virtual option.”
Dr. Hugh Houston, the bariatric surgeon performing the procedures, said he is very excited to offer candidates the most technologically advanced option for a sleeve or bypass gastrectomy in addition to other bariatric surgery options the center offers.
“Once someone makes the decision to have bariatric surgery, we want to make sure they have all of the options and support mechanisms to best support their individual needs and desires,” he said. “I encourage anyone interested in a robotic sleeve or bypass procedure to follow our live OR Tweet and ask me questions directly.”
Follow Centennial Bariatrics (@CentennialBari) on Twitter or discover more with hashtag #cmcwls. A full transcript of the tweet session will be posted at CentennialMedicalCenter.com after the surgery.
Centennial Medical Center, part of HCA/TriStar Health System, is a 657-bed facility that is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). One of Tennessee’s most complete medical facilities, the hospital campus is home to The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centennial, Women’s & Children’s Hospital at Centennial, Centennial Heart & Vascular Center as well as Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. Round-the-clock care is also available at Centennial Medical Center at Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County. To learn more, visit TriStarHealth.com and click on Centennial Medical Center or call (800) 242-5662.