Gastric Banding Center Awarded Special ACS Accreditation

14 Aug 2012 LAP-BAND News

Gastric Banding Center of San Diego Awarded Center of ExcellenceOur outpatient facility, San Diego Ambulatory Care Surgical Center and Gastric Banding Center of San Diego, was awarded a highly respected accreditation through the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This accreditation is only given to surgical facilities that provide superior resources and an optimal commitment to care during lap-band weight loss procedures. This specialized designation is reserved for outpatient centers which are dedicated to performing gastric band surgery according to nationally recognized standards.

Our BSCN accreditation was based on the precise quality of care requirements established by the American College of Surgeons and ASMBS. Bariatric specialists with the ACS network conducted a comprehensive, on-site review of our facilities. During this evaluation, our facility demonstrated its ability to offer a full continuum of high quality care to patients, from preoperative to postoperative bariatric treatments.

On average, U.S. patients lose approximately 60 percent of their excess weight within five years after undergoing LAP-BAND® System procedures. Following the surgery, many patients can effectively control obesity-related health conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Our board certified physicians have extensive experience in weight loss surgery and healthy weight management. We are dedicated to helping patients reach their goals for overall well-being.

With our accreditation we have been designated as a Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery. We want the community to be confident in the extensive knowledge and specialized experience of our physicians and staff. We welcome the on-going rigorous evaluation and certification process which is part of maintaining accreditation status as a Center of Excellence. We are dedicated in our commitment to provide the highest quality care possible for our patients.

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