USMD Hospital at Arlington Receives Bariatric Surgery Accreditation Renewal

By: USMD Team

6/10/2022

USMD Hospital at Arlington is proud to announce that it has successfully renewed its accreditation as a Bariatric Center of Excellence. This designation recognizes our commitment to providing high-quality care and treatment for bariatric surgery patients across North Texas.

The accreditation was renewed through MBSAQIP, a collaborative program of the ACS (American College of Surgeons) and the ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery).

Weight loss patients can be confident that they are working with qualified and experienced providers when choosing USMD Hospital at Arlington. Learn more about our accreditation and bariatric surgery program by referring to our physician directory online. We are dedicated to assisting patients of all needs to achieve their health goals.

What is MBSAQIP?

MBSAQIP, or the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, is responsible for accrediting bariatric surgery centers across the U.S. and Canada.

Centers that seek accreditation from MBSAQIP must meet essential criteria for staffing and training as well as facility infrastructure. They must also participate in a national data registry that produces regular reports that identify opportunities for continuous improvement.

Once an application is submitted, centers undergo a comprehensive site visit by a trained bariatric surgeon. Designations are awarded based on how many patients a center serves annually, the type of procedures provided, and if it serves individuals under the age of 18.

USMD Hospital at Arlington has been accredited with this designation since 2014. Our surgeons are proud to participate in this program and continue to seek ways to improve care for patients in Arlington, TX and throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.

What does it mean to be a Bariatric Center of Excellence?

The term "excellence" is not a word we use lightly. It reflects the expertise and compassion we provide to each patient facing obesity and underlying health conditions. The bariatric surgeons who operate at USMD Hospital at Arlington provide the best possible experience for everyone who walks through our doors.

We understand that bariatric surgery is an intimidating but life-changing event. Our priority is to help patients achieve their weight loss goals and improve their health. We offer a comprehensive bariatric program that includes pre-operative education, surgery, and post-operative support. Our team is here to help every step of the way, no matter your needs.

Why is our bariatric program unique?

USMD Hospital at Arlington offers top-of-the-line tools and technologies to achieve the safest results possible during and after bariatric surgery. During a consultation, we may recommend a robotic-assisted procedure, which has been shown to reduce unwanted side effects, like pain and blood loss, compared to traditional surgery. We also reduce recovery times. This approach is ideal for individuals across Dallas, Arlington, and Fort Worth, TX who want to experience the best possible outcomes and results.

Learn more about our accreditation and patient care

Accreditation as a Bariatric Center of Excellence is a mark of distinction that reflects our dedication to providing excellent patient care. For more information about MBSAQIP accreditation requirements or to schedule a consultation with a bariatric surgeon at USMD Hospital at Arlington, please refer to our physician directory. We look forward to meeting with you and discussing options for weight loss surgery.

USMD Hospital at Arlington is a joint venture with Texas Health Resources and meets the definition under federal law of a physician-owned hospital. Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital. A list of physician owners is available upon request.