Bariatric Center Accreditation - PIH Health

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Published on January 22, 2016

PIH Health Whittier Hospital Earns Bariatric Center Accreditation

The American College of Surgeons Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, in partnership with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, has awarded comprehensive center accreditation to PIH Health Whittier Hospital.  

“We are honored to have achieved the Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery designation,” said PIH Health Bariatric Medical Director Justin Braverman, MD, FACS, FASMBS. “We are committed to providing high-quality, patient-centered care to our community.  With a truly comprehensive team and outcomes that rival any program in the country, we will continue to exceed the industry standards as the program grows.”

This accreditation is a formal acknowledgement of PIH Health’s commitment to providing and supporting quality improvement and patient safety efforts for metabolic and bariatric surgery patients. As a fully accredited program, PIH Health Whittier Hospital has demonstrated that it meets the needs of patients by providing multidisciplinary and top-quality care.

The PIH Health Bariatric Center of Excellence offers comprehensive weight loss services that include nutritional intervention, bariatric surgery, revisional operations, and also less invasive endoscopic gastric balloon procedures. The center is located at 8135 S. Painter Avenue in Whittier. Those interested in making appointment can call 949.722.7662.