Bariatric Center of Excellence
What does it mean to be a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence?
According to Surgical Review Corporation, bariatric surgery patients can face increased surgical risks, along with particular psychological and social challenges and physical complications. For this reason, they need highly competent and compassionate support.
Along with suitable furniture, hospital equipment, instruments and imaging resources, a well-trained staff, capable of dealing with the specific physical and emotional demands of people of size, is especially important.
Faced with these concerns, the leadership of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery identified the need to recognize the centers that perform well and to help surgeons and hospitals reach optimal levels of performance.
Hospitals and surgeons qualify for designation as an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by participating in a rigorous evaluation process designed to document that they have a comprehensive program and meet the established program requirements for providing safe bariatric surgical care with excellent short- and long-term outcomes.
The evaluation not only documents process (i.e., equipment, supplies, training of surgeons and staff and the availability of consultant services), but emphasizes quality results.
Munroe Regional Medical Center is a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, as designated by The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. To learn more about our role as a Center of Excellence or to verify our status, visit www.surgicalreview.org.
About the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
The American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) is a non-profit organization working to advance the quality of care and ethical treatment of people with obesity and obesity-related and metabolic diseases and conditions. The ASMBS educates health professionals and consumers about the dangers of obesity and metabolic diseases and the risks and benefits of bariatric and metabolic surgery.
Formerly known as the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, The American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery has nearly 3,000 members, which includes surgeons and other health professionals including nurses, bariatricians, psychologists, dieticians and other medical specialists. The Society develops and promotes high quality standards and practices that lead to improved patient outcomes and supports research into emerging treatments for obesity and metabolic diseases.
For more information about the ASMBS visit www.asmbs.org