Mount Auburn Hospital’s Weight Management Center Receives Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network
Mount Auburn Hospital is pleased to announce that the Mount Auburn Weight Management Center has been accredited as a Level 2 facility by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This designation means that Mount Auburn Hospital has met the essential criteria that ensure it is fully capable of supporting a bariatric surgery care program and that its institutional performance meets the requirements outlined by the ACS BSCN Accreditation Program.
The Weight Management Center team consists of bariatric surgeons combined with nutritional, behavioral, and medical support, and is a comprehensive plan developed to treat obesity. The goal of the program is to educate patients to form healthy habits and make conscious decisions that influence weight management. In the Surgical Weight Management program, bariatric surgeon Dr. Julie Kim performs a full range of procedures to meet individual needs. The procedures offered at Mount Auburn include gastric bypass, the sleeve gastrectomy, and the adjustable gastric band. The surgeries are performed laparoscopically, a minimally invasive technique that allows for a faster recovery, less pain, and less scarring.
“Over 11 million people suffer from severe obesity in the United States alone. At the Mount Auburn Weight Management Center patients are offered safe, monitored weight loss treatments following one of two paths: medical or surgical weight management. Our mission is to give each patient the tools they need to achieve their desired weight-loss goals,” said Jeanette Clough, President and CEO of Mount Auburn Hospital.
ACS is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical education and practice and to improve the care of the surgical patient. Its achievements have placed it at the forefront of American surgery and have made the College an important advocate for all surgical patients.
The Mount Auburn Weight Management Center is located at the new Mount Auburn Healthcare at Waltham facility at 355 Waverley Oaks Road. For more information please visit http://weightmanagementcenter.org.