Kirsten McDougall is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Bariatric Surgery. She is very experienced and specialises in educating patients before surgery on gastric banding, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy.
Kirsten qualified from Homerton college in Cambridge as a Registered Nurse in 1996 and since then she has worked in the NHS and more recently in the private sector as well. In 2006 Kirsten was appointed as Matron of the Day Treatment Centre at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Cambridgeshire after senior managers recognised her passion for excellent standards of care and nursing.
Kirsten offers expert advice and nursing support to patients and their families following surgery and is available on the phone for adivse and support following surgery, once the patient is discharged from hospital. She also co-ordinates and organises the monthly support group for patients to meet together and share their experiences.