Bariatric surgery program receives accreditation

January 12, 2021 Providence News Team

Providence Little Company of Mary bariatric surgery program receives accreditation.

Not all bariatric surgery programs are created equal. Only the best obtain accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®). Providence Little Company of Mary’s Bariatric Wellness Center is proud to have achieved this designation. The accreditation, awarded jointly by The American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, reflects the safe, high-quality patient care provided by the Bariatric Wellness Center.

This accreditation ensures that bariatric patients receive multidisciplinary medical care, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success. MBSAQIP-accredited centers offer preoperative and postoperative care designed specifically for patients with obesity, says Houman Solomon, MD, Bariatric Wellness Center director at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance.

“This accreditation is a testament to the dedicated care team and the comprehensive program we offer our patients,” says Dr. Solomon. “Bariatric surgery can be a lifesaver for those who have battled obesity. We are proud to be recognized for delivering the highest quality of care.”

Providence Little Company of Mary’s commitment to quality care begins with expertly trained staff and the leadership of an experienced bariatric surgeon. The program is continuously reviewed to ensure excellence. The center also participates in a national data registry that yields semiannual reports on the quality of its surgical outcomes and identifies opportunities for quality improvement.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 93 million adults in the U.S. are affected by obesity, and that number continues to increase. The disease of obesity increases the risks of morbidity and mortality because of the commonly associated conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and cancer, among other health risks. Bariatric surgery has proven to be effective in reducing the risks of these conditions.

Bariatric surgery is now also available at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. For more information on the Providence Little Company of Mary Bariatric Wellness Center call 844-925-0942.

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