Center of Excellence
Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
Houston Northwest Medical Center has been designated an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®.
The ASMBS Center of Excellence designation recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery. To earn a Center of Excellence designation, Houston Northwest Medical Center underwent a series of site inspections during which all aspects of the program’s surgical processes were closely examined and data on health outcomes was collected.
“Houston Northwest Medical Center is proud to be recognized as an ASMBS Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence,” says Philip Leggett, MD, bariatric surgeon on the medical staff at Houston Northwest Medical Center. “The rigorous independent review process required to earn this designation demonstrates the clinical excellence and quality care we provide to our community.”
By definition, surgeons with ASMBS Center of Excellence designations practice only top-quality care, ensuring efficacy of the procedure with each patient to the best of their abilities. Houston Northwest Medical Center demonstrates this willingness to take the extra step by offering a pre- and post-bariatric surgery exercise program, customizing care for each individual patient, and tracking long-term outcomes.
“We offer a comprehensive program to patients suffering from morbid obesity who want to improve their health,” says Dexter Turnquest, MD, bariatric surgeon on the medical staff at Houston Northwest Medical Center. “Assuring the highest possible standards for surgical expertise and patient care is important to improving quality throughout the industry and building a healthier community.”
The ASMBS Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence program was started in 2004 to advance the safety, efficacy and efficiency of bariatric and metabolic surgical care. Surgical Review Corporation administers the program on behalf of the ASMBS.
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