Medical City Lewisville August 05, 2019

Lewisville, Texas – Patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality choice for receiving treatment at Medical City Lewisville, whose Bariatric Program is now nationally accredited and meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care in North Texas.

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery announced that Medical City Lewisville has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center under 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 accomplishment reinforces Medical City Lewisville's position as the destination of choice for healthcare excellence," said LaSharndra Barbarin, FACHE, CEO of Medical City Lewisville. "I am very proud of the dedicated bariatric program team for exemplifying our mission and values by achieving this national accreditation and meeting the highest standards for safety and quality of care for patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions."

Medical City Lewisville's commitment to high-quality care and excellent patient experiences begins with a team of highly trained staff and skilled surgeons who regularly review and improve program processes and outcomes.

The MBSAQIP Standards, outlined in the Resources for Optimal Care of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Patient 2016 ensure that bariatric surgical patients receive a multidisciplinary program, not just a surgical procedure, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success. Medical City Lewisville's Bariatric & Metabolic Institute and impressive group of bariatric surgeons and staff meet these standards by offering high-quality preoperative and postoperative care designed specifically for severely obese patients.

About 15.5 million Americans suffer from severe obesity, according to the National Institutes of Health. Obesity increases the risks of illness and death because of the diseases and conditions that are commonly associated with it, such as type II diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease, among other health risks. Metabolic and bariatric surgical procedures have proven to be effective in the reduction of conditions related to severe obesity.