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Chicago-area ASBS Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence Provides Personalized Care Like No Other Weight-Loss Surgery Program
Date:3/18/2009

EVERGREEN PARK, Ill., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In the eight years since its inception, the Little Company of Mary Bariatric Surgery Center in Evergreen Park, Illinois, has developed a strong reputation for personalized care. Tony M. Romeo, R.N., CNOR, CRNFA, the bariatric surgery program coordinator, has diligently worked one-on-one with patients to help them shed almost 300,000 pounds.

Romeo manages the care of every patient who undergoes weight-loss surgery at the Little Company of Mary Bariatric Surgery Center, from answering their questions about different available options the very first time they call, to guiding them through the maze known as health insurance, to helping them prepare for their surgeries and providing following-up care years after their procedures.

When patients call other programs to inquire about their cases, they are frequently routed through switchboards to any available nurse or technician. "Other programs have more layers between the patient and the staff," Romeo said. Little Company of Mary's patients are always transferred directly to Romeo, the registered nurse who runs the bariatric program. "I'm the voice they're going to hear when they call," Romeo said. "I develop a relationship with each patient. I care for them and provide them with excellent customer service."

The Little Company of Mary Bariatric Surgery Center, designated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS), is directed by Dr. Gerald Cahill. Dr. Cahill has more than 15 years' experience with weight-loss surgery. His areas of expertise include many forms of weight-loss surgery: laparoscopic and open bypass; laparoscopic placement of the adjustable gastric band/lap band; and the laparoscopic gastric sleeve procedure. Little Company of Mary's multi-disciplinary team of experts also includes a weight-loss specialist, psychologist, registered dietitian, and personal
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