Weight Loss Surgery: Center of Excellence
In recent years, to improve the safety and success of these operations, two large professional surgical societies, the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the American College of Surgeons have extensive programs that confer jointly between a surgical practice and a hospital the title of Center of Excellence. The application process is long and takes about a year with extensive data submission by both the surgeons and the hospitals and include a site visit and review board. Our practice, the Advanced Bariatric Center, is one of the few that have been designated as a Center of Excellence by both societies. Clovis Community Medical Center , the hospital at which we operate and care for our patients is also an affiliated Centers of Excellence as well as one of the nineteen California hospitals that Blue Cross/Blue Shield have designated Centers of Expertise.
Surgical Review Corporation http://www.surgicalreview.org/locate.aspx
American College of Surgeons http://www.facs.org/cqi/bscn/fullapproval.html
Blue Cross / Blue Shield http://www.bcbs.com/innovations/bluedistinction/blue-distinction-bariatric/
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7060 North Recreation Avenue, Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93720
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