Navigation Links
Pennsylvania Hospital recognized for excellence in bariatric surgery
Date:1/22/2008

PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania Hospital announced today that it has been named an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. The ASMBS Center of Excellence designation recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery.

This distinction recognizes the expertise of our experienced surgeons and our institutional commitment to quality programs and services, says Robert Haffey, RN, MBA, Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Officer. In a growing market and increased options in bariatric surgery, the ASMBS Center of Excellence distinction sets Pennsylvania Hospital apart.

The Bariatric Surgery program at Pennsylvania Hospital offers severely obese patients a specialized program that caters to their specific needs. The core team consists of surgeons, nutritionists, psychologists, and internists who provide each patient with expert care before and after weight loss surgery.

To earn a Center of Excellence designation, the program underwent a series of site inspections during which all aspects of the programs surgical processes were closely examined and data on health outcomes was collected.

Obesity has become a significant national health issue, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting that 66 percent of all US adults are overweight or obese. Morbid obesity is closely correlated with a number of serious conditions that severely undermine the health of overweight patients, including heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.

The Bariatric program at Pennsylvania Hospital has achieved excellent patient outcomes through the implementation of a rigorous screening process, the advanced surgical skills of our physicians, and the comprehensive follow up care provided by our multidisciplinary team. Our comprehensive program is designed to ensure that our patients are physically and mentally prepared for surgery, notes Matt Kirkland, MD, Medical Director of Pennsylvania Hospitals Bariatric Surgery program.

Pennsylvania Hospitals experienced surgeons are well-versed in both laproscopic (minimally-invasive) and open surgeries, and perform the latest, most-advanced bariatric surgery procedures, including LAP-BAND and roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery.

In becoming a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, the program has held itself to the highest standards in the industry and is recognized for its dedication to helping patients achieve their lifestyle and weight loss goals.


'/>"/>

Contact: Lee-Ann Landis
landisl@uphs.upenn.edu
215-829-8043
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Source:Eurekalert  

Related biology news :

1. University of Pennsylvania researchers develop formula to gauge risk of disease clusters
2. Bioengineers at University of Pennsylvania devise nanoscale system to measure cellular forces
3. Pennsylvania Hospital surgeon receives grant to develop molecular cardiac surgery
4. University of Pennsylvania researchers zero in on the tiniest members in the war on cancer
5. Study finds environmental tests help predict hospital-acquired Legionnaires disease risk
6. Seattle Childrens Hospital leads $23.7 million NIH grant to study gene repair
7. 3 out of 4 hospital patients suffer from malnutrition regardless of their pathology
8. Nationwide Childrens Hospital involved in expanded access program for treatment of PKU
9. Childrens Hospital studying drug with the potential to prevent/delay onset of type 1 diabetes
10. Childrens Hospital neurosurgeon receives grant
11. Relevance of rice research recognized
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Pennsylvania Hospital recognized for excellence in bariatric surgery
(Date:4/5/2017)... Today HYPR Corp. , leading innovator ... of the HYPR platform is officially FIDO® Certified ... architecture that empowers biometric authentication across Fortune 500 enterprises ... over 15 million users across the financial services industry, ... product suites and physical access represent a growing portion ...
(Date:3/30/2017)... The research team of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University ... adopting ground breaking 3D fingerprint minutiae recovery and matching technology, pushing ... for use in identification, crime investigation, immigration control, security of access ... ... A research team led by Dr Ajay ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... The Controller General of Immigration from Maldives Mr. ... have received the prestigious international IAIR Award for the most innovative ... ... Maldives Immigration ... Algeen (small picture on the right) have received the IAIR award for ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... ... eye wash is a basic first aid supply for any work environment, but most personal ... rinse first if a dangerous substance enters both eyes? It’s one less decision, and likely ... dual eye piece. , “Whether its dirt and debris, or an acid or alkali, getting ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  VMS BioMarketing, a leading provider ... nationwide oncology Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE) network, which will launch ... for communication among health care professionals to enhance the patient ... office staff, and other health care professionals to help women ... cancer. ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... A new ... rates in frozen and fresh in vitro fertilization (IVF) transfer cycles. ... to IVF success. , After comparing the results from the fresh and frozen ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... ... ... Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a development-stage cancer-focused pharmaceutical company advancing targeted antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) ... all uses of targeted HPLN (Hybrid Polymerized Liposomal Nanoparticle), a technology developed ...
Breaking Biology Technology: