Bay Area Hospital was designated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) in July 2008. The ASMBS is the largest society in the world for this specialty. This special recognition acknowledges the high-quality care that is the hallmark of Bay Area Hospital and Bay Bariatrics.
In order to be named a Bariatric Center of Excellence, Bay Area Hospital underwent a site inspection during which all aspects of its bariatric surgery processes were examined and health outcomes information reviewed. Click here to see more details about our Bariatric Surgery capabilities.
Steven Tersigni, M.D., performs more than 200 bariatric surgeries a year. The Bay Area Hospital multidisciplinary bariatric team includes surgeons, nurses, medical consultants, dietitians, staff to help with discharge planning and physical and occupational therapists. Our team has ongoing specialty training in the field of bariatrics to provide patients with the best in evidence-based care.
Bay Area Hospital is also a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery. Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery have demonstrated their commitment to quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for bariatric patients. Each facility meets stringent clinical criteria developed in collaboration with physicians and medical organizations.
Bay Area Hospital has newly remodeled bariatric rooms with state-of-the-art equipment to enhance the comfort and overall experience for our bariatric patients and their families.
To maintain the highest standard of care, our multidisciplinary staff participates in ongoing continuing education.
The collaboration between Bay Area Hospital and Bay Bariatric provides you with all the educational supplies and resources you need to be successful with your weight-loss surgery.
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