Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

In September, 2009 Advocate Good Samaritan hospital, was named a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, (ASMBS). The ASMBS Center of Excellence designation recognizes surgical programs with favorable outcomes in obesity surgery.

Several years later, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) combined their respective national bariatric surgery accreditation programs into a single unified program to achieve one national accreditation standard for bariatric surgery centers. In 2012 Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital was designated as a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, (MBSAQIP).

MBSAQIP works to advance safe, high-quality care for bariatric surgical patients through the accreditation of bariatric surgical centers. A bariatric surgical center achieves accreditation following a rigorous review process during which it proves that it can maintain certain physical resources, human resources, and standards of practice. All accredited centers report their outcomes to the MBSAQIP database.

MBSAQIP accreditation is important because it provides an objective and measurable means in which a center can demonstrate that it offers high-quality care in a multidisciplinary format. The personnel and infrastructure required to attain accreditation provide pathways for high-quality operations and support efforts inherent to patient safety and excellent clinical outcomes.

We are also pleased to announce that LifeWeigh Bariatrics and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital have been designated a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery as of January 1, 2015.

For more information about weight loss surgery through LifeWeigh Bariatrics, please call us at (630) 261-9393 or refer to our “New Patients” tab by clicking here.