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Bariatric Care

Nationally Accredited…Mark of Excellence

 

 

 

St. Peter’s Hospital Bariatric Care is proud to receive a mark of distinction - Comprehensive Center accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). 

The national accreditation is reserved for bariatric care programs that meet the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care.

St. Peter's Hospital Bariatric Care features: 

  • Multidisciplinary guidance and support from specialists in nutrition, endocrinology, behavioral health, cardiology, pulmonology and sleep medicine
  • Experienced bariatric surgeon who is board certified and fellowship trained
  • Furnishings and clinical equipment customized for bariatric patients
  • Free educational seminars to learn more about weight loss surgery
  • Free peer support group for those who have had weight loss surgery

To earn the MBSAQIP designation, St. Peter’s Hospital Bariatric Care met essential criteria for staffing, training, and facility infrastructure and protocols for care, ensuring its ability to support patients with severe obesity. The center also participates in a national data registry that yields semiannual reports on the quality of its processes and outcomes, identifying opportunities for continuous quality improvement. MBSAQIP is a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

"Weight Loss Surgery:  It's About Winning!"

You're not alone... We're here to help.

Millions of Americans fall into the category of clinically severe obesity.  When non-surgical approaches to weight loss are unsuccessful, bariatric surgery may be an option, but weight loss surgery is not a quick fix. Successful, long-term results will require your commitment to education, surgery and a lifestyle change.

Patients who choose weight loss surgery can lose up to 70 percent of excess weight and can improve or resolve more than 30 obesity-related conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, hypertension and high cholesterol.

Take Your First Step

If you're considering weight loss surgery, take your first step on the road to a healthier life and meet our bariatric team in one of St. Peter's Weight Loss Surgery FREE Informational Seminars.  We're ready to answer your questions and provide information to help you in making this life-changing decision.

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