Bariatric Surgery Program Designated Center of
Upper Chesapeake Bariatric Surgery is a patient-focused and compassionate
center for individuals considering weight loss surgery. It has been designated
as a Center of Excellence by the American College of Surgeons. This designation
is given to Centers that meet identified national standards of care and
have excellent short and long-term results for patients.
Institutions providing weight loss surgery must have certain commitment,
organization, leadership, human resources, and physical resources to
provide optimal care. The professionals must have the necessary training,
skills, and demonstrated experience. And, high quality surgical care
requires documentation with reliable measurements of outcomes.
For all of these reasons, the American College of Surgeons will recognize
and commend those facilities, which implement defined standards of care,
document their outcomes, and participate in periodic reviews and verifications
of their programs in Bariatric Surgery.
The period of accreditation is for three years, however, centers must
maintain their accreditation status during this period by submitting
an annual report documenting their continued compliance with the program's
requirements and must also report its outcomes. For re-accreditation,
the institution must repeat the program's application and site review
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