July 08, 2021
Denton – Patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions now have a high-quality choice for receiving this specialized treatment at Medical City Denton.
The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery announced that Medical City Denton 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).
“This accomplishment reinforces Medical City Denton’s position as the destination of choice for healthcare excellence for bariatric and metabolic treatment in Denton County,” says Steven Edgar, FACHE, CEO of Medical City Denton. “I am very proud of our dedicated bariatric program team for exemplifying our mission and values to attain the high standards for safety and quality in order to achieve this national accreditation.”
The MBSAQIP Standards, outlined in the Resources for Optimal Care of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Patient 2016 ensure that bariatric surgical patients receive a multidisciplinary program, not just a surgical procedure, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success. Medical City Denton’s Bariatric & Metabolic Institute and impressive group of bariatric surgeons and staff meet these standards by offering high-quality preoperative and postoperative care designed specifically for severely obese patients.
About 1 in 3 adults are considered obese, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease. Obesity increases the risks of illness and death because of the diseases and conditions that are commonly associated with it, such as type II diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease, among other health risks. Metabolic and bariatric surgical procedures have proven to be effective in the reduction of conditions related to severe obesity.