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Weight Loss Surgery Program at Texas Health Dallas Achieves Accreditation
02/06/2014

DALLAS — First accredited in 2007, the Weight Loss Surgery Program at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas was once again recognized as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.

Designated by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the accreditation is part of the society’s Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Quality and Improvement Program and is considered one of the highest distinctions for weight loss programs in the United States.

“This is an honor and a true reflection of the hard work of our entire team,” said Dr. James Davidson, bariatric surgery medical director at Texas Health Dallas. “Receiving this designation assures our patients that each person involved in their care has a special interest and training in bariatrics.”

Standards such as quality and safety metrics, education, cost analysis and surgical volumes are reviewed every three years. In addition, the accrediting body requires the use of a multi-disciplinary team including a bariatric coordinator and dietitian as well as established support groups to provide ongoing encouragement for the patients.

“Consistency in follow-up care is beneficial to a successful outcome for our patients,” said Toya White, NP, bariatric coordinator for the Weight Loss Surgery Program at Texas Health Dallas. “Each and every member of our team is here to offer guidance and support through each patient’s weight loss journey.”

For more information about the Weight Loss Surgery Program, please call 214-345-5155.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is an 898-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, having provided compassionate care to the residents of Dallas and surrounding communities since 1966. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Texas Health Dallas among the nation’s best hospitals in digestive disorders, orthopedics, and neurology and neurosurgery. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Dallas has approximately 4,000 employees and an active medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Dallas.

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