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Published on August 02, 2012

Spartanburg Regional named a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence with more than 1,800 surgeries performed

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) have united their two accreditation programs, the ACS Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) and the ASMBS Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence (BSCOE), respectively. First designated in 2006, Spartanburg Regional Weight Loss Services continues to meet the standards under the separate programs and will be extended accreditation in a new joint program.

This means that Weight Loss Services has completed a rigorous certification process that ensures every patient experiences the highest possible quality of care. Spartanburg Regional offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary program for both surgical and medical treatments for morbid obesity. Together, Spartanburg Regional 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.

Spartanburg Regional Weight Loss Services' surgeons, Paul Ross, M.D., and Jason Johnson, D.O., perform four types of weight loss surgery:

  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • LapBand® gastric banding
  • Revisional weight loss surgery

They have performed more than 1,800 combined weight loss surgeries.

Dr. Ross is board certified by the American College of Surgeons. He is the bariatric medical director and primary bariatric surgeon at Spartanburg Regional. Dr. Ross is a member of the South Carolina Medical Association and the American College of Surgeons. He is a member and a fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and is actively involved in the Bariatric Society of the Carolinas.

Dr. Johnson is board certified by the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

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