RIDGEWOOD, NJ, August 25, 2023 – The Valley Hospital’s Center for Bariatric Surgery and Weight-Loss Management has once again received full accreditation as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP?) for its commitment to providing metabolic and bariatric surgery patients with high-quality, multi-disciplinary care. Valley has received this three-year accreditation six consecutive times since 2007.
MBSAQIP? is a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) designed to assist metabolic and bariatric surgery patients in identifying inpatient and outpatient bariatric surgery centers that provide optimal surgical care.
“We are delighted to have once again received Full Accreditation as a Comprehensive Center,” said Edward Yatco, MD, FACS, Medical Director of Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery for Valley Medical Group and Subspecialty Director of Bariatric Surgery for The Valley Hospital. “This recognition acknowledges our continued commitment to supporting quality improvement and patient safety efforts for metabolic and bariatric surgery patients.”
To qualify for this accreditation, Valley’s program had to meet the MBSAQIP? standards outlined in the Optimal Resources for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery that ensure that bariatric surgical patients receive a multidisciplinary program, not just a surgical procedure, to improve patient outcomes and long-term success. Valley also had to meet essential criteria for staffing, training and facility infrastructure, and protocols for care, ensuring its ability to support patients with severe obesity.
The Valley Hospital’s Center for Bariatric Surgery and Weight-Loss Management focuses on providing a multidisciplinary approach to bariatric surgery and medically managed weight loss, offering patients personalized surgical options and a full spectrum of medical and support services to assist them in losing weight successfully, maintaining their successes, and living healthier, fuller lives.
For more information about the Center for Bariatric Surgery and Weight-Loss Management, please visit ValleyHealth.com/WeightLoss. To make an appointment, please call 201-251-3480.