Hata Appointed to National Bariatric Surgery Committee 

The Surgical Weight Loss Program at Frye Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that staff surgeon Jonathan Hata, MD, was recently appointed to a 2-year term on the Clinical Issues Committee of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).  As a leadership group of the ASMBS, the national organization for bariatric surgery, this committee is responsible for developing guidelines and statements related to important aspects in the care of the morbidly obese patient.  At the ASMBS Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX in June 2009, the committee authored and approved position statements on topics ranging from the emergency care of the bariatric patient to new procedures such as sleeve gastrectomy.

The Surgical Weight Loss Program at Frye is under the medical direction of L. James Cook, MD and has been an ASMBS Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence since the 2005.

Click here for more information on Frye’s Surgical Weight Loss Program, or call 828-315-5577. For physician referral call 828-315-3391.