Woman’s Bariatric Surgery Program Receives National Accreditation 

The Woman’s Bariatric Surgery program was awarded the Bariatric Center of Excellence (COE) accreditation from the Clinical Sciences Institute of Optum for a third year.

Optum COE facilities are evaluated annually to ensure the highest quality and best value in bariatrics. As a re-designated COE, the Woman’s Bariatric Surgery Program was rigorously evaluated in volume of surgeries, number and experience of surgeons, complications and mortality rate, certifications, length of program existence, and multidisciplinary team. 

Obesity-related health conditions include some of the leading causes of preventable death including diabetes, heart disease, and strokes. Bariatric surgery is an effective way to address these long-term health risks. As an Optum COE, Woman’s is committed to providing the highest quality of care while also maintaining affordable treatment plans for patients looking to address significant health risks through bariatric services.

The Woman’s Bariatric Surgery program has also earned the Blue Distinction Specialty Care Center Plus designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield and is nationally accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) for meeting nationally established objective quality measures.