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The Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Milton Bariatric Surgery Program Earns National Accreditation from American College of Surgeons

BID-Milton's Bariatric Surgery Program has been accredited as a Level 2 facility under the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).  The accreditation demonstrates the program's commitment to delivering the highest quality care for its bariatric surgery patients. 

To earn the accreditation, BID-Milton met the essential criteria to ensure its ability to support a bariatric surgical care program and the institutional performance requirements outlined by the BSCN Accreditation Standards. Facilities undergo a site visit by an experienced bariatric surgeon, who reviews the facilities’ structure, process, and data quality.  Because optimal surgical care requires documentation using reliable outcomes measures, accredited bariatric surgery centers are required to report their outcomes data to the Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) Data Registry Platform. Accredited bariatric surgery centers provide both the hospital resources necessary for optimal care of morbidly obese patients, and the support and resources necessary to address the entire spectrum of care and needs of bariatric patients, both pre- and postoperatively.

"Earning the Accreditation as established by the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network Program is an important milestone for the BID-Milton Bariatric Surgery Program as it demonstrates the achievement of key performance requirements that result in high quality multidisciplinary care," said Angela Fenton, Bariatric Program Director. "Furthermore, earning this Accreditation certifies the entire BID-Milton Bariatric Surgery Program team’s commitment to delivering the highest quality of patient care with a personalized approach to weight loss surgery."

The Bariatric Programs of BID-Milton and BIDMC comprise the Beth Israel Deaconess Bariatric Surgical Network. Within this interconnected network, for all types of Bariatric Surgery offered by the Network (Gastric Bypass, Lap Band and Sleeve Gastrectomy), patients are able to complete their pre-operative appointments with a multidisciplinary team and necessary follow-up visits at either site, depending on which is a more convenient location for them, thus putting patient’s needs first.  The Beth Israel Deaconess Bariatric Surgery Network does not have a Program Fee.

For more information on the BI Bariatric Surgery Network, please attend a free information session. Sessions are held the third Thursday of each month from 6-7:30p.m. in BID-Milton’s Nangeroni Education center. To register call 617-313-1440.

About the American College of Surgeons

The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical education and practice and to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient.  Its achievements have placed it at the forefront of American surgery and have made the College an important advocate for all surgical patients.  The College has more than 79,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world.

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