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Bariatric Surgery Program Re-accreditation

Accredited Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence

The Weight Loss Surgery Program at Spartanburg Medical Center (SMC) achieved reaccreditation as a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) Comprehensive Center.

SMC’s Weight Loss Surgery Program began in 2003. Being an accredited center means the program is held to the highest standard of quality and has the utmost commitment to its patients. The facility’s two bariatric surgeons, Paul Ross, MD, and Jason Johnson, DO, have performed more than 2,250 weight loss surgeries combined from 2003 to 2015.

Obesity is a disease with serious health risks, and SMC’s weight loss surgery program is dedicated to improving the quality of life of patients suffering from obesity. SMC does this by providing specially trained staff, bariatric appropriate equipment and a fully integrated facility to meet the needs of the obese patient.

Previously known as the American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS), the ASBS and MBSAQIP unified their bariatric surgery center accreditation programs in 2012.

The accreditation means the Weight Loss Services Program completed a rigorous certification process that ensures every patient experiences the highest possible quality of care. SMC offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary program for both surgical and medical treatments for morbid obesity. Together, SMC physicians and medical professionals work to improve the overall quality of life for weight loss patients and their families by providing the most complete, high-quality medical, surgical and follow-up care possible.

Visit the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s Weight Loss Services webpage for more information.

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