About The Center for Weight Loss Surgery
The Center for Weight Loss Surgery at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Connecticut, has been named 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.
According to a report released in 2007 by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the number of bariatric surgeries has grown from 16,000 procedures performed in 1992 to 170,000 performed in 2005. Faced with clinical evidence that the most experienced and best-run bariatric surgery programs have by far the lowest rates of complications, the ASMBS Center of Excellence program was created to recognize bariatric surgery centers that perform well and to help surgeons and hospitals continue to improve the quality and safety of care provided.
To earn a Center of Excellence designation, the Center for Weight Loss Surgery at Middlesex Hospital underwent a series of applications and a site inspection, during which all aspects of the program’s surgical processes were closely examined and data on health outcomes was collected. Centers receiving the Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation agree to continue to share information on clinical pathways, protocols and outcomes data.
The Center for Excellence designation recognizes not only the surgical excellence of Medical Director and surgeon Jonathan Aranow M.D., but also the nursing and professional excellence of staff members who are involved in the care of bariatric surgery patients.
The Center for Weight Loss Surgery at Middlesex Hospital is far more than a place to receive the operation – it is a comprehensive medical, educational and supportive program.