Colleen Cook
25 WLS Years, 25 Pound Regain, 25 Lessons Learned
Posted By: Colleen Cook
On: August 28, 2020
Yes, it’s been 25 years since I took control of my weight, improved my health and changed the direction of my life by choosing weight loss surgery. In 1995, many looked down on a surgical option as an intervention for the disease of obesity and making the decision to go...
Finding Your Peace
Posted By: Colleen Cook
On: August 16, 2020
Perhaps like me, you wake up each morning wondering if there was an earthquake, or an explosion? If the government is still fighting? If COVID cases are going up or down? Our world is filled with crazy, chaos and confusion. And that’s exhausting. So many things are simply out of...
Patients Need More Education!?
Posted By: Colleen Cook
On: July 27, 2020
What does ‘patient education’ mean in your bariatric program? For many, patient education is comprised of a pre-op informational session, required support group attendance, and a variety of consultations and visits with bariatric staff professionals. With any luck, your patients listen, learn and retain all of that important information but...
Keeping Your Pre-Op Patients Excited While They Wait
Posted By: Colleen Cook
On: May 6, 2020
Even in the best of times the wait for bariatric surgery can be substantial. Most pre-op patients are given a long list of to do’s like informational sessions, lab work, evaluations, medical tests, visits with the dietician, and psychologist, etc. All important to be sure, but consider what else might...
Colleen Cook - An Enduring Inspiration
Posted By: Colleen Cook
On: May 3, 2020
An enduring inspiration, for over 20 years Colleen Cook has educated and motivated audiences all over the world. She is a successful weight loss surgery patient from 1995 and President of Bariatric Support Centers International. Named “Bariatric Professional of the Year” in 2009, and honored by the International Federation of...

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