SOURCE: Phoenix Bariatric Center

Phoenix Bariatric Center

February 04, 2014 07:03 ET

Bariatric Surgery Practice in Phoenix Unveils a New Resource for Patients

Dr. Kurt Sprunger Explains How Current Patients and People Considering Weight Loss Surgery Can Benefit From His New Educational Website

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Feb 4, 2014) - Recently, bariatric surgeon Kurt Sprunger, MD announced the launch of a new website for his practice, Phoenix Bariatric Center. The practice, which opened its doors earlier this year, offers a variety of procedures and resources to help individuals who struggle with obesity. Dr. Sprunger says the newly designed website contains valuable information for anyone considering bariatric surgery. Potential patients can learn more about candidacy for certain procedures, as well as the differences between the surgical options available. Dr. Sprunger explains that many features of the website can also be beneficial for his current patients, such as patient success stories and information about weight loss surgery myths and misconceptions. The website also helps patients to have convenient access to insurance information and downloadable medical forms, as well as educational documents including "What to Eat and When After Gastric Bypass or Sleeve Gastrectomy." 

Aside from serving an educational purpose for Dr. Sprunger's current and prospective bariatric surgery patients, the new website also features a design element that he feels can make research more convenient for patients. Dr. Sprunger explains that his new website is responsive, meaning that the website automatically adjusts to fit the screen size it is being viewed on. He says this important distinction allows anyone who views the website to easily access anything that is available on the full website, even when using a mobile device to view it. Dr. Sprunger says that, although the website's appearance shifts as it adjusts to the appropriate screen size, the information is reorganized so it is still available and easily readable for the user.

Dr. Sprunger's new website has several other useful features for weight loss surgery patients, including:

  • A form for a free insurance eligibility check
  • Informational pages about gastric bypass, LAP-BAND® System surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy
  • Before and after photos of some of Dr. Sprunger's patients
  • A detailed biography of Dr. Kurt Sprunger
  • A Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator

To create the newly designed website, Dr. Sprunger chose to partner with bariatric surgery website design firm, Rosemont Media. He says the San Diego-based company was able to help him create a dynamic new website that will better meet the needs of his patients who are "on-the-go" and use tablets or smartphones to access the information they need. Dr. Sprunger says he is pleased with the results, and hopes that those interested in weight loss surgery will be able to benefit from the website.

About Kurt W. Sprunger, MD, FACS

Dr. Kurt Sprunger is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Sprunger is recognized by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as a "Surgeon of Excellence." He is available for interview upon request.

To learn more about Dr. Sprunger and his practice, please visit phxbariatric.com.

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