Louise Petrou CBC, is the first Australian health professional and member of the Australian & New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society, awarded Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized training and education program in bariatric science she was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).
Mrs. Petrou is an integral member of the Bariatric Surgery Team at Port Lapsurgery (Mid North Coast Bariatric & Hernia Centre), located in Port Macquarie, New South West Wales, Australia www.portlapsurgery.com.au/.
At Port Lapsurgery, Mrs. Petrou coordinates a patient to patient support program. This unique program offers pre-surgical patients an opportunity to learn from the experiences of post-surgical patients. For remote post-surgery patients Mrs. Petrou offers electronic and phone counseling. Mrs. Petrou’s extensive background in multimedia has enabled Port Lapsurgery to produce public health documentary videos that are used for their innovative patient education program.
While attending a US professional conference, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, she became familiar with AABC and the need for specialized training and education.
Her unique scholarship and commitment to patient education will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity and related disorders.
For more information, please contact Carrie Moraites, Fellows Coordinator: