PMC’s Center for Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery has been approved as an Accredited Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
This designation, effectively highlights the weight loss surgery center’s commitment to providing safe, high-quality bariatric surgical care, in-depth education and support.
In order to receive this status, PMC had to meet strict requirements set by the MBSAQIP, some of which include: an institutional commitment to excellence in the care of bariatric surgery patients; a surgeon whose primary focus is bariatric surgery and who continually completes medical education pertaining to the most advanced treatments in weight loss surgery; organized and supervised support groups for all patients who have had or may have weight loss surgery; and long-term patient follow-up care that consistently monitors and tracks patients’ results.
Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Amy Johnson stated, “Being a MBSAQIP Accredited Center requires an extremely high level of commitment from all facets of the multidisciplinary team. It also requires significant dedication from hospital administration and all departments involved in taking care of bariatric patients. Part of this dedication requires daily ongoing process improvement to continually advance our services. The bottom line of the accreditation program is to ensure the very best care and excellent outcomes for our patients.”
The Accredited Center designation is the result of the commitment and dedication put forth by a large group of staff at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC).
“I am honored to work with people who are dedicated to the care of obese patients,” said Dr. Johnson. “There are so many people to thank for their commitment to obtaining accredited status for PMC: the hard working staff of the surgical floor, administration, and the weight loss surgery center office staff.”
The ASMBS is the world’s largest organization for bariatric surgeons. As a non-profit organization, it works to advance the art and science of bariatric surgery. It is committed to educating medical professionals and the public about bariatric surgery as an option for the treatment of morbid obesity, and its associated risks and benefits.
Center for Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery
PMC Clinic, 7th Floor
911 Bypass Road, Building A
Pikeville, KY 41501
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