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The NSMC Weight Management Program is a Center of Excellence and is accredited as a Level 1A Bariatric Surgery Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This is the highest level of accreditation a bariatric center can receive.
Established by the American College of Surgeons in an effort to extend established quality improvement practices to all disciplines of surgical care, the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program provides confirmation that a hospital has demonstrated its commitment to providing the highest quality care for its bariatric surgery patients.
Accredited bariatric surgery centers provide not only the hospital resources necessary for optimal care of morbidly obese patients, but also the support and resources that are necessary to address the entire spectrum of care and needs of bariatric patients, from the pre-hospital phase through the post-operative care and treatment process.