Weight Loss Surgery
Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is performed to help severely obese patients. During weight loss surgeries, doctors perform procedures to make the stomach smaller. This helps patients feel full more quickly so they will eat less. To be eligible for weight loss surgery, patients must have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher or have a BMI between 35 and 39 and have at least one medical problem that is made worse by obesity. Many of the surgeries are done with minimally invasive technology.
We strive to provide high quality healthcare to all of our patients. In an effort to reach our goal of Delivering Exceptional Care, we collect data about our patients, their treatments and their outcomes. This data helps us to understand what we’re doing that is working and where we might need to improve our practices for the best possible patient outcomes.
The weight loss quality measures we report on are relatively new, and measures are not being recorded on a national scale. However, we have come up with our own measures to track our progress.
Our weight loss surgery quality measures are:
- Weight loss surgery - Roux-en-Y gastric bypass cases
- Weight loss surgery - laparoscopic adjustable banding cases
- Weight loss surgery - other bypass procedures
- Weight loss surgery - revision surgeries