Introducing the Bariatric Quiz-o-Matic: A Weight-Loss Surgery Education Tool
June 20, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsRound Rock, TX - 6/20/07 — The Bariatric Learning Center has recently created an online quiz to help potential patients ask the right questions before deciding on bariatric weight-loss surgery.
Over the last decade or so, the number of weight loss surgeries in the United States has increased nearly tenfold. That's what prompted the Bariatric Learning Center to launch its campaign of consumer education. The website provides a constant stream of news, articles and resources related to bariatric weight-loss surgery.
The latest addition to the website is an interactive quiz that funnels readers through a series of questions (and answers) related to bariatric surgery. Brandon Cornett, the publisher of Bariatric Learning Center, explained how he chose the topics for this quiz:
"The quiz is basically a collection of the most commonly asked questions on bariatric surgery. We have taken these questions and put them into a quiz format to engage readers and help them learn about important aspects of surgery. It covers the things most people want to know, such as the types of bariatric surgery, basic screening criteria, other options for weight loss, diet after bariatric surgery and other factors."
Cornett stressed that the quiz is not meant to take the place of professional medical advice, but to complement and reinforce such advice. He also added that his quiz is only a starting point for patient education:
"Obviously, these are not the only questions a person should ask about bariatric weight-loss surgery. A person considering such a procedure will probably have a long list of questions in mind already. We simply hope to expand that list by addressing some of the most commonly asked questions."
To take the weight-loss surgery quiz, or to learn more about bariatric surgery in general, please visit the Bariatric Learning Center at:
* The website mentioned above is not meant to replace the advice of medical professionals. Always consult a medical professional before making any decisions about weight loss surgery or any other form of surgery.