Dallas, Texas (PressExposure) December 12, 2009 -- True Results, the nation's most experienced LAP-BANDÂ® provider, announced today the reaccredidation of its Surgery Center of Richardson by the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network (ACS BSCN) Accreditation Program. This will be the second time the center has received this renewable, three year accreditation making it the longest standing accredited center in Texas and one of only two fully accredited outpatient centers currently in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. True Results' Surgery Center of Fort Worth is the other fully accredited outpatient center.
"When applying for accreditation, the ACS tours facilities, interviews doctors and other outpatient personnel at the center, reviews patient outcome data and even examines aftercare support programs - all to ensure the surgery center goes above and beyond to provide high quality bariatric care to the patient," said Dee Willey, center administrator for the Surgery Center of Richardson. "Receiving this certification shows we aspire to and achieve a level of excellence and service that ensures our patients successfully lose weight and improve their quality of life."
In the United States, more than 11 million people suffer from severe obesity, and the numbers continue to increase. Obesity increases the risks of morbidity and mortality 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.
"The ACS BSCN accreditation is one of the most rigorous accreditations of its kind, focused solely on bariatric care, and difficult to obtain," said True Results CEO, Peter Gottlieb. "Our physicians and clinical staff are the best at what they do and this reaccredidation validates the great care and customer service we provide our patients."
Established by the American College of Surgeons in 2005 in an effort to extend established quality improvement practices to all disciplines of surgical care, the ACS BSCN Accreditation Program provides confirmation the Surgery Center of Richardson has demonstrated its commitment to providing the highest quality care for its bariatric surgery patients. Accredited bariatric surgery centers provide not only the resources necessary for optimal care of morbidly obese patients, but also the support and resources that are necessary to address the entire range of care and needs of bariatric patients from the preoperative phase through the aftercare program.
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