At UTMB's Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery, we believe the quality of any endeavor depends upon the quality of the people engaged in the effort. We are committed to outstanding patient care, and are committed to seeing that each individual achieves his or her highest personal potential for good health as part of a good life. Our faculty are outstanding, our staff are excellent and experienced, and the care and services we provide are comprehensive. We are a MBSAQIP Accredited - Comprehensive Center, as designated by the American College of Surgeon’s Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program.
Since its founding in 1913, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has had a long and prestigious history of engaging in quality improvement for the surgical patient, and the ACS proudly carries that goal into the 21st century. In February 2005, the ACS Board of Regents recognized the urgent and pressing need to extend its established quality improvement practices beyond its successful Trauma Verification and Cancer Accreditation programs. The Regents unanimously agreed to expand the ACS standard setting and accreditation efforts into additional disciplines. Following this action, the ACS BSCN Accreditation Program was established in 2005 in response to the national obesity epidemic and the growing need to advance high-quality surgical care for patients who undergo bariatric surgical procedures.
The ACS BSCN is the premier accreditation program that verifies to payors, patients, and the medical community that an ACS BSCN-Accredited Bariatric Center has undergone an independent, rigorous evaluation and meets the high-quality standards of surgical care, long-term follow-up, and data collection.
Learn more about the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network.
The Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery is a MBSAQIP Accredited - Comprehensive Center as accredited by the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network.
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