Meet Dr. Kaplan's Team of Professionals.
Dr. Kaplan's Clinical Staff
With more than 30 years of nursing experience, Susan is the key line of communication
between Parkersburg Surgical Associates and Camden Clark Memorial Hospital’s
Gastric Banding Services. Working directly with Dr. Kaplan, Susan provides
experienced patient care and is instrumental in scheduling of surgical procedures and
Ohio Valley Medical Center School of Nursing in Wheeling, WV, 1977
Jeannie is responsible for the coordination of the Gastric Banding program at Camden
Clark Memorial Hospital. This includes the initial evaluation of each
patient, assisting Dr. Kaplan with introductory education and creating
individual plans of care based on patient needs. She also works with
insurance providers to obtain authorization for the gastric banding
procedure. Jeannie provides follow-up care for the adjustment of the
gastric band after surgery and coordinates the gastric banding support group meetings.
Master of Science in Nursing, West Virginia University, 2007
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, West Virginia University, 2001
Associate of Science in Nursing, West Virginia University, 1999
Wood County Vocational School of Practical Nursing, 1996
Family Practice Nurse Practitioner
Completion of Allergan’s Laparoscopic Gastric Banding Training Program
Lindsay is responsible for the patient's supervised weight loss as required by insurance
prior to surgery. With each case, Lindsay reviews the patient’s pre-op
and post-op diet, suggesting any necessary changes for proper
nutrition. In addition, patients follow up with her after surgery to make
sure they are achieving optimal nutrition and weight loss.
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, West Virginia University, 2004
Brenda is the first person many patients talk to regarding questions and concerns
about the laparoscopic gastric banding procedure. Brenda is
responsible for receiving and managing patient information and
records and also ensures that appointments are scheduled with each
provider. At the conclusion of diet education and
preliminary visits, she assists in obtaining authorization for the surgery
from the insurance provider.
Registered Sterile Processing Technician
Clinical Development and Practice Perioperative Safety Workshop and Medical Terminology
International Association Health Care Service Material Management (IAHCSMM)
Purdue University Centeral Service Technical Training
Exercise Physiologist, Cardiac Rehabilitation Coordinator
Erin provides an exercise prescription and guidelines for aerobic conditioning, strength
training and flexibility to help ensure that patients meet their weight
loss goals. In addition, she works with LAP-BAND® patients to set
manageable fitness goals that motivate them to pursue good health.
Master of Science in Exercise Physiology, West Virginia University School of Medicine,
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology, West Virginia University School of
Dr. Kaplan's Surgical Team
RN, Team Case Coordinator for the General, Vascular, Thoracic Team
Kathy is responsible for ensuring that all supplies, instruments and equipment are
available and functioning properly for each gastric banding
procedure. She is also responsible for making sure that the operating
room staff is properly informed about each patient’s individual case
Associate in Nursing, West Virginia University at Parkersburg, 1998
Graduate, Wood County Vocational School of Practical Nursing, 1996
RN, Clinical Staff Educator for Surgery
Lena oversees the training and education of team members on the surgical techniques
and procedures related to the laparoscopic gastric banding program.
She also assists Dr. Kaplan in the operating room.
Associate in Nursing, West Virginia University at Parkersburg, 2004
Surgical Technologist Certificate, 2001
Certified Surgical Technician
A key member of the surgical team, Debbie is responsible for positioning the
laparoscopic camera and maintaining a clear view for Dr. Kaplan during the procedure.
She also ensures that the laparoscopic cameras used during procedures are optimally
functional and sterilized.
Surgical Technologist, West Virginia University at Parkersburg, 2003
Certified Surgical Technician
Darlene is responsible for the handling of the instrumentation for surgical cases.
Certificate from Hocking Technical College, 2006
Certificate from Hocking Technical College, 2005