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Bariatric surgical center accreditation improves patient survival and postop complications
Date:9/3/2014

CHICAGO (September 3, 2014): Patients who underwent weight loss operations in recent years, when most bariatric surgical centers were accredited, had fewer postoperative complications and were 2.3 times less likely to die in the hospital than patients who had bariatric procedures performed before a national movement toward facility accreditation was taking place, according to new study findings. Study authors, who published their results in the September issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, say these findings suggest that accreditation of bariatric surgery centers contributes to improved safety for patients who undergo weight loss operations and saves lives.

"The patient's most important concern is, am I going to survive this operation?" said study coinvestigator Ninh T. Nguyen, MD, FACS, professor of surgery and chief of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Division, University of California Irvine Health, Orange, Calif. "We found that death is very uncommon when the operation takes place at an accredited facility, meaning it has met rigorous standards for high-quality surgical care."

A surgical approach is now widely considered a very effective treatment for severe obesity. Potential benefits of bariatric operations include substantial long-term weight loss, an improvement or reversal of Type 2 diabetes, and improved risk factors for heart disease, according to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).* Common bariatric procedures include the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, gastric banding, and sleeve gastrectomy.

For the study, Dr. Nguyen and his coworkers evaluated outcomes of 775,040 bariatric surgical patients included over a 10-year period in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, the largest U.S. inpatient care database. They found a significant improvement in outcomes in the latter part of the decade compared to the initial part of the decade, and the mere presence of a facility accreditation
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