Meet Nurse Cydney

by | May 3, 2023 | Bariatric Surgery, Uncategorized | 0 comments

New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery in Knoxville, TN is excited to introduce Bariatric Registered Nurse, Cydney Vanosdale. As an experienced nurse in the field of bariatrics, Cydney brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the clinic. Her dedication to patient care and passion for helping individuals achieve their weight loss goals make her an excellent addition to the team.

Patients at New Life Bariatric Center can look forward to receiving exceptional care from Cydney, as she works alongside the center’s skilled bariatric surgery team to provide comprehensive weight loss solutions.

Let’s get to know more about Nurse Cydney.

Cydney began her nursing career in 2010 and she has worked with bariatric patients for the majority of her career. She says, “I actually wanted to be a lawyer at first. I have a degree in political science. But I eventually decided that wasn’t for me, so I went back to nursing school, completed that and became a nurse.”

Cydney went on to earn her Master’s degree, and began working solely with bariatric patients. She says she was drawn to bariatrics because it was different. “Bariatrics to me is like a new beginning,” Cydney says. “I like the feeling of helping someone turn their life around and have a better future.”

As her role as Dr. K. Robert Williams’ nurse at New Life, Cydney meets with new patients to discuss the program, dietary recommendations, and she teaches the nursing portion of the diet classes that patients must attend prior to surgery.

Cydney says bariatric surgery is a big commitment that comes with big lifestyle changes. “The bariatric surgery process is much more involved compared to something like a gallbladder removal,” Cydney says. “Bariatric patients are required to go through pre-op, they complete more tests, more clearances, and we will typically see bariatric patients for many months after surgery.”

“Bariatric surgery is a lifelong commitment,” Cydney says. “Compliance is so important for every patients’ health. Not complying to our program may lead to complications that may need surgical intervention, and can lead to weight regain and vitamin deficiencies, for example.”

Cydney says, “We urge patients understand the lifelong commitment that is bariatric surgery, and if they commit to the program, they will succeed and they will be able to maintain the weight loss and their new healthy life.”

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