Fort Worth, TX - Patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality choice for receiving treatment at Medical City Fort Worth.

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) has accredited Medical City Fort Worth 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).

"I am very proud of our dedicated team for exemplifying our mission and values by achieving this national accreditation and meeting the highest standards for safety and quality of care for patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions,” says Ben Coogan, CEO of Medical City Fort Worth. "This accomplishment reinforces Medical City Fort Worth's position as the destination of choice for healthcare excellence."

To earn MBSAQIP accreditation, Medical City Fort Worth met essential criteria for staffing, training, facility infrastructure and patient care pathways, ensuring its ability to support patients with obesity. The center also participates in a national data registry that yields semiannual reports on the quality of its surgical outcomes and identifying opportunities for quality improvement.

“Medical City Fort Worth is committed to providing high-quality care for our patients,” said Michael L. Green Jr., MD, Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery. “Because of our continuous commitment to quality we are proud to have been recognized with MBSAQIP reaccreditation for the fourth consecutive cycle.”

The Bariatric & Metabolic Institute at Medical City Fort Worth incorporates medical, nutritional, psychological and surgical components to help aid in significant and health-improving weight loss.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates about 93 million adults in the United States are affected by obesity and that number continues to increase. According to the ASMBS, metabolic/bariatric surgery is the most effective and long-lasting treatment for severe obesity and can result in the improvement, prevention or resolution of related diseases including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension sleep apnea and others. Studies show bariatric surgery may reduce a patient's risk of premature death by 30-50%.