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Melinda Kane, Project Manager, Emory Bariatric Center

Melinda Kane, Project Manager for Emory Bariatric Center, is passionate about helping others attain their health and wellness goals.

Meet Melinda Kane, MS-HCM, Project Manager for Emory Bariatric Center. Melinda joined the Emory Bariatric Center team in 2005 as Operations Manager. Under her guidance, patient processes were significantly improved and the program received national accreditation. Melinda recently transitioned to the role of Project Manager in which she leads specific initiatives to further improve the program, such as the newly completed online bariatric surgery seminar.

I feel fortunate to work with this incredible team of providers and patients. I have always been passionate about health, nutrition and exercise. I have worked hard to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle for myself and my family, so I get excited when our patients reach their personal wellness goals.

I worked with a pediatric outpatient therapy facility before I came to work at Emory and I see amazing parallels between the parents of the children with special needs in that program and the individuals we treat at the Emory Bariatric Center. Both groups have encountered stares, social stigma and discomfort in public. Both groups seek respect, compassion, knowledge and support.

One of my favorite things is to see the impact that a healthier lifestyle has on the family, friends and co-workers of our patients. Of course, losing the weight is a tremendous benefit in and of itself, but when a patient regains his or her life – they can once again travel, or play with their children – it has a profound impact on the people around them. One of our patients was an elementary school teacher who was unable to travel with her class on educational field trips. After bariatric surgery, she was able to travel not only the country but the world with her class and her students benefited from her teaching in a whole new way.

My role – and the role of everyone on the team – is to help guide our patients on their journey. For some, that means bariatric surgery; for others, it involves a nonsurgical approach to weight loss. Regardless of the technique, the team is wholeheartedly invested in helping that individual attain his or her personal goals. We partner with them, provide the tools they need for success, and support them in determining which path will be the safest and most effective way to a healthier new life.

Learn About Bariatric Surgery at Emory Healthcare

Now you can get all the facts you need about bariatric surgery at Emory Healthcare without waiting for the next group seminar. The free online seminar contains the same in-depth information provided in our in-person, group seminars, conveniently available whenever and wherever you want. This means you can watch a segment or two or the entire seminar; plus, you can watch segments as often as you like, and share the information with friends or family.

    In the online seminar, you will:

  • Hear from individuals who have had bariatric surgery at Emory Healthcare
  • Meet members of our surgical and program teams
  • Determine if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery
  • Learn about the bariatric procedures performed at Emory Healthcare
  • Learn about the risks and benefits of bariatric procedures
  • Discover the nutritional steps to success before and after bariatric surgery
  • Hear our step-by-step process that will guide you through bariatric surgery and beyond

Before becoming a bariatric surgery patient at Emory Healthcare, you must attend either the online bariatric surgery seminar or the in-person group bariatric surgery seminar held several times a year. You may view the online seminar as often as you like, but if you are considering bariatric surgery at Emory Healthcare, we require you to register so that you complete the attendance requirement.

Click here to access the Bariatric Online Surgery Seminar

Emory Bariatric Center is the only weight loss center in the region to offer both surgical and non-surgical weight loss options. Plus, the accredited program is the only one affiliated with Emory Healthcare.

Call 404-778-7777 or 1-800-75-EMORY (1-800-753-6679) for questions about the online seminar or about bariatric surgery at Emory Healthcare.