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Center of Excellence

bariatrics center of excellenceGeisinger’s Center for Nutrition and Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery holds the prestigious Center of Excellence designation by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS). The Bariatric Center of Excellence designation recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery.

To earn a Center of Excellence designation, Geisinger Medical Center’s bariatric program underwent a site inspection from the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) during which all aspects of the program’s surgical processes were closely examined and data on health outcomes collected. Geisinger Medical Center and other centers receiving the Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation agree to continue to share information on clinical pathways, protocols, and outcomes.

Faced with clinical evidence that the most experienced and best-run bariatric surgery programs have by far the lowest rates of complications, the ASBS Center of Excellence program was created to recognize bariatric surgery centers that perform well, and to help surgeons and hospitals continue to improve the quality and safety of care provided.

By definition, surgeons with ASBS Center of Excellence designation practice only top-quality care, ensuring efficacy of the procedure with each patient to the best of their abilities. Geisinger Medical Center’s comprehensive program approaches bariatric surgery with input from a team of experts who provide in-depth medical care, education, assistance with behavior modifications, psychological counseling and support before, during and after the surgery.

Surgical Review Corporation thoroughly inspects and evaluates each candidate for designation, and upon review recommends approval of designation for those physicians and facilities whose practices and outcomes meet the stringent demands set forth by SRC for ASBS.

For more information about Geisinger’s nationally recognized bariatric program, please e-mail us today or call 1-800-275-6401 and ask for bariatric surgery