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9440 Poppy Drive
DALLAS, TX 75218
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Recognized for Quality Bariatric Program 
 
Friday, 23 December 2011 
 
 

Doctors Hospital at White Rock has been designated an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence; a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas; and a member of the OptumHealth Bariatric Center of Excellence network.

“When patients come to Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake for bariatric surgery, they know that they will benefit from the clinical excellence and quality care we provide,” says Terri Rivers, bariatric nurse coordinator and The Surgical Weight Loss Center manager. “Assuring the highest possible standards for surgical expertise and patient care is important to improving quality throughout the industry and building a healthier community.”

The ASMBS Center of Excellence (COE) designation recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery. To earn a COE designation, Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake underwent a series of site inspections during which all aspects of the program’s surgical processes were closely examined and data on health outcomes were collected. 

To be named a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery, the hospital met numerous criteria, including full accreditation from The Joint Commission for Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program; a required volume of bariatric surgeries during the recent 12 month reporting period; staffing by an experienced and appropriately credentialed bariatric surgical team; and utilizing appropriate equipment and staffing.

Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake became a member of the OptumHealth Bariatric COE network by providing a full range of bariatric surgery care services, including inpatient and post-operative care, as well as outpatient follow-up and patient education. A bariatric surgery program coordinator, monthly support groups, and educational seminars are also offered to help guide patients through their weight-loss journeys.

The Surgical Weight Loss Center at Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake offers several bariatric surgery options to promote long-term weight management, including Roux-en-Y, LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System and the gastric sleeve procedure. Following surgery, patients are cared for in one of the private, post-surgical suites that are designed specifically to meet patient needs and are customized with features designed to help make the hospital stay more comfortable. Patients work closely with the bariatric manager and patient care coordinator during their weight-loss journeys. The hospital accepts many insurance plans that cover bariatric surgery.

For more information about The Surgical Weight Loss Center or to register for a free seminar about bariatric surgery, call 888-363-2020 to reserve your seat today.

Click here and learn more about our bariatric surgery program.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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