Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital achieves national accreditation as a comprehensive center for bariatric surgery

By: Amy Barnett
| Published 05/16/2019


THE WOODLANDS, TX – Less than two years after opening its doors, Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

The MBSAQIP standards ensure that bariatric surgical patients receive a multidisciplinary program, not just a surgical procedure, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success. An accredited center offers preoperative and postoperative care, designed specifically for their severely obese patients.

To earn the MBSAQIP designation, Houston Methodist The Woodlands met essential criteria for staffing, training, facility infrastructure and protocols for care, ensuring its ability to support patients with severe obesity. The hospital also participates in a national data registry that yields semiannual reports on the quality of its processes and outcomes, identifying opportunities for continuous quality improvement.

“Our commitment to unparalleled safety and quality begins with appropriately trained staff and surgical experts who participate in the development of our program by continuously seeking opportunities to enhance the structure, process and outcomes of the center. I am very proud of the team we have assembled. They are dedicated to delivering superior care for bariatric patients in the northern Houston region,” said Debbie Sukin, CEO, Houston Methodist The Woodlands, and regional senior vice president, Houston Methodist.

Visit houstonmethodist.org/weight-loss-surgery or call 832.667.LOSE (5673) to learn more about the accredited, comprehensive bariatric surgery program at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital.

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