Center of Excellence
Our bariatric surgery practice and our two affiliated hospitals (Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose, and El Camino Hospital, Mountain View) are all designated ‘Centers of Excellence’ and destinations of choice for bariatric surgical specialty. Our practice received its certificate of ‘Center of Excellence’ in 2011 for high level standards, quality and safety by American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) and Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). It is very prestigious to be awarded with the certificate of Center of Excellence and this mirrors our proficiency and quality of care offered to our patients.
Established in 2004, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence (BSCOE) is an honor awarded to the surgeons and hospitals for their expertise in delivering quality specialty care and for the facilities at work. Prerequisite to obtain the certificate are set high so as to meet utmost patient safety and satisfaction. Societies evaluate the surgeons and hospitals in every single process starting from the commitment to excellence till the long-term patient follow up so as to ensure the excellent patient care and outcomes.
The surgical centers are assessed for
- Institutional commitment to excellence
- Surgical experience and volumes
- Designated medical director
- Responsive critical care support
- Appropriate equipment and instrumets
- Surgeon dedication and qualified call coverage
- Clinical pathways and standardized operating procedures
- Bariatric nurses, physician extenders and program coordinator
- Patient support groups
- Long-term patient follow-up, including BOLD (Bariatric outcomes longitudinal database)
Center of Excellence – What for Patients?
Surgical center or surgeon certified Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, for patients means the utmost safety and satisfaction where morbidly obese patients can expect considerable outcomes for their obesity problems. Patients may expect easy approvals by medicare or leading insurance agencies for their bariatric surgeries if performed at these centers or by these surgeons. We are distinguished and unique in our services and patient care from other providers. Also the certified centers and surgeons means quality care and decreased costs in terms of reduction in revision surgeries and readmissions.