Accredited as a 'Center of Excellence' by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence status is bestowed upon a program following a rigorous evaluation process that documents safe surgical care and excellent outcomes, with an emphasis on results. The ASMBS award comes from the largest organization of bariatric surgeons in the world, and the evaluation is carried out exclusively by experienced, respected bariatric surgeons. Bariatric surgery accreditation not only promotes uniform standard benchmarks, but also supports continuous quality improvement.
Obesity is the leading nutritional disorder in our nation. In fact, it is one of the major causes of suffering, disability, and death. Dietary modification in persons who are greatly overweight can be succinctly summarized: they rarely work.
Surgery for morbid obesity is about one and only one thing: improving your overall quality of life. We consider weight loss of more than 30% of preoperative weight a good result. However, there is a great deal of variation with some losing more and some losing less. As with all forms of treatment for obesity, your results will depend greatly on your motivation and long-term compliance.
Darren S. Tishler, MD
, and Dr. Pavlos K. Papasavas, MD
, Board-Certified and fellowship trained laparoscopic surgeons, lead our Bariatric Surgery Program, where we offer technologically advanced, compassionate, and safe surgical treatment for morbid obesity.
When you visit the Surgical Weight Loss Center for the first time, your surgeon will help you decide whether an operation is the right option for you. (more)