Woman’s Hospital Weight Loss Surgery Program Receives National Accreditation

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.

About Woman’s Hospital

Woman’s is a specialty hospital for women and infants located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Since opening in 1968, it has welcomed more than 375,000 babies, making it one of the largest delivery services in the country and the largest in Louisiana. Additionally, Woman’s operates a level III-S neonatal intensive care unit; this designation allows them to care for infants who are extremely premature, are critically ill or require surgical intervention. The hospital is also recognized for its expertise in mammography as well as breast and gynecologic cancer care. As a private, nonprofit organization, all funds are reinvested into the hospital to continue Woman’s mission to improve the health of women and infants through the latest technology, a highly qualified staff and critical community programs and services.