LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Baptist Health Lexington bariatric program has achieved a Comprehensive Center with Obesity Medicine Qualification accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).
The hospital is the first MBSAQIP-accredited medical weight loss site in Kentucky.
To earn MBSAQIP accreditation, Baptist Health Lexington and Baptist Health Medical Group Bariatrics underwent an extensive site visit to review structure, processes, and clinical outcomes data.
This recognition acknowledges dedication to meeting the needs of metabolic and bariatric surgery patients by providing multidisciplinary, high-quality, patient-centered care.
“The success of our bariatric program is a massive team effort that reflects our commitment to high standards and offering patients the best possible care,” said Chris Roty, president of Baptist Health Lexington. “This designation is a testament to the work of our medical staff and providers who care for our patients and to everyone who gave their time and support during this important accreditation process.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates about 93 million adults in the United States are affected by obesity and that number continues to increase. The disease of obesity increases the risks of morbidity and mortality because of the diseases and conditions commonly associated with it, such as type II diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, among other health risks.
The Baptist Health Lexington bariatric program specializes in helping patients choose the weight loss option that is best suited for their needs. For more information, go to Baptisthealth.com.
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