Woman’s Weight Loss Surgery Program Receives National Accreditation

April 22, 2016
MBSAQIP_SealWoman’s Hospital has received national accreditation for its weight loss surgery program from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). Patients seeking surgery for severe obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality choice for receiving treatment that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care in the greater Baton Rouge area.

Woman’s ensures that weight loss surgery patients receive nutrition and fitness guidance, not just a surgical procedure, which improves long-term success. Furthermore, a personal weight loss surgery coordinator also guides patients through surgery and recovery. 

According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 15.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from severe obesity; this figure continues to increase. Obesity increases the risks of morbidity and mortality because of the diseases and conditions that are commonly associated with it, such as hypertension and type 2 diabetes.

This accreditation affirms Woman’s mission to improve the health of women and infants.