Woman’s Hospital Weight Loss Surgery Program Receives National Accreditation

April 12, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Woman's Weight Loss Surgery Program has earned accreditation as a Comprehensive Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

“For women considering weight loss surgery, our bariatric program is the best place to achieve your goals. This recognition reinforces that we’re achieving our mission to provide the highest quality of standards for every patient,” said Alicia Plumer, director of perioperative services at Woman’s Hospital.

To earn MBSAQIP accreditation, Woman’s demonstrated its exceptional support services for bariatric surgery patients. Support includes personalized access to a weight loss surgery coordinator who guides patients to the resources they need to ensure success before, during and after their procedure.

Woman’s registered dietitians and exercise physiologists design nutrition and fitness plans tailored to each patient's individual needs. Additionally, monthly support group sessions led by a bariatric dietitian and a social worker are available to all bariatric surgery patients.

To learn more about bariatric surgery at Woman’s, visit womans.org/weightloss.