The bariatric and general surgeon acted as an expert consultant on the third in a trilogy of informative new articles about issues surrounding bariatric surgery.
BROWNSVILLE, TX / ACCESSWIRE / September 7, 2021 / It is with a great sense of achievement that bariatric and general surgeon Dr. Carlos Barba announces that he has acted as an expert consultant to the third of three new articles about important issues concerning weight loss surgery. The article, which is entitled How to Explain Weight Loss Surgery to Children, premiered on August 4, 2021. It was published by an online periodical that specializes in matters relating to diet and fitness.
In the article's introduction, Dr. Barba outlines a few basic principles to keep in mind when explaining bariatric surgery to children, stating that the use of age-appropriate language is crucial. "Age-appropriate language means explaining the whole content but using a vocabulary level that your child can comprehend," he writes, adding, "Suppose you are explaining the procedure to a 4-year-old. In that case, you can use terms such as ‘needing to go to the hospital' and ‘helping the tummy get better.'"
Further along in the piece, Dr. Carlos Barba details how children can help the adults in their life who are recovering from weight loss surgery manage triggers for unhealthy behavior. "Children can take an active role in trigger management by changing the environment for the patient, reminding them of healthy habits, and even serving as a role model when needed."
The full text of the article can be found here.
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About Dr. Carlos Barba:
Dr. Carlos Barba is a bariatric and general surgeon with medical practices in the towns of Brownsville and Harlingen, Texas. After graduating from the University of Montreal and the University of Pennsylvania, he finished his medical training by completing a fellowship in trauma and critical care. Upon moving to Hartford, Connecticut, Dr. Barba began performing bariatric surgery due to the high demand for it in the area coupled with the lack of local qualified surgeons in that specialty. He quickly became a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS), and in 2005, became involved in creating Connecticut's first ASMBS Center of Excellence. When Dr. Barba relocated to Texas in 2013, he created the first ASMBS Center of Excellence in the Rio Grande Valley, located in Cameron Country. To garner this designation, both the surgeon and the medical center in question have to meet the highest standards for patient care. These days, Dr. Carlos Barba spends about half his professional time on bariatric surgery and the other half on general surgery.
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