LifeShape Advanced Bariatric Center of Florida Dr. Mark A. Fusco identified by colleagues as an expert in utilizing technology and social media to assist in providing better aftercare for his patients
August 1, 2012
Dr. Mark A. Fusco, medical director of LifeShape Advanced Bariatric Center of Florida has been named to the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS) Communication Committee. The ASMBS is the largest obesity related society in the world. ASMBS supports patients and healthcare professionals in the fight against obesity and obesity related metabolic disorders.
The aim of the Communications Committee is to facilitate communication between the ASMBS and its members, potential members and the public. This includes making recommendations on new opportunities and technologies to enhance communications. In additions to traditional forms of communications, the Communications Committee is tasked with developing recommendations for expanded use of social media channels.
Dr. Fusco is a recognized expert in the area of utilizing technology for communication in the health care field. He is a managing partner of Bariatric Software Solutions, authors of the weight goal page software. The weight goal page is a personalized online motivational tool for patients undergoing weight loss surgery. Dr. Fusco has spoken to national groups on the use of social media in patient support after Lap-Band surgery. He serves as an expert in utilizing technology and social media to assist in providing better aftercare for his patients. Dr. Fusco blogs at www.LifeShape.net/blog, and presently also has an iphone and android app in development.
“I am honored that I have been picked to serve on this committee. I am hopeful we can continue to learn more about how we can utilize some of these new tools to foster better communication amongst patients and the healthcare team,” stated Dr. Fusco.
LifeShape Advanced Bariatric Center of Florida is a full service multidisciplinary weight loss center offering physician supervised medical weight loss programs, personalized fitness training in private state-of-the-art gym, and surgical treatment. With a highly trained team of surgeons, internal medicine doctors, nurses, nutritionists, personal trainers, and psychologists, LifeShape is able to provide patients with a safe and effective weight-loss surgery, comprehensive pre- and post-operative education and ongoing aftercare. LifeShape is located at 1223 Gateway Drive, Suite 2B, Melbourne, FL 32901. 321-728-7553<tel:321-728-7553>. www.lifeshape.net
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