Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital achieves national accreditation as a comprehensive center for bariatric surgery

By: Press Release
| Published 01/20/2020

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Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital 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).

The MBSAQIP standards ensure that bariatric surgical patients receive a multidisciplinary program, not just a surgical procedure, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success. An accredited center offers preoperative and postoperative care, designed specifically for their severely obese patients.

To earn the MBSAQIP designation, Houston Methodist Clear Lake met essential criteria for staffing, training, facility infrastructure and protocols for care, ensuring its ability to support patients with severe obesity. The hospital also participates in a national data registry that yields semiannual reports on the quality of its processes and outcomes, identifying opportunities for continuous quality improvement.

“Our commitment to unparalleled safety and quality begins with appropriately trained staff and surgical experts who participate in the development of our program by continuously seeking opportunities to enhance the structure, process and outcomes of the center. I am very proud of the team we have assembled. They are dedicated to delivering superior care for bariatric patients in the southeast Houston region,” said Dan Newman, CEO, Houston Methodist Clear Lake, and senior vice president, Houston Methodist.

Visit houstonmethodist.org/weight-loss-surgery or call 832.667.LOSE (5673) to learn more about the accredited, comprehensive bariatric surgery program at Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital.

About Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital
Houston Methodist Clear Lake brings the expertise and compassionate care of Houston Methodist Hospital in The Texas Medical Center to Clear Lake communities. The hospital provides a broad spectrum of adult medical and surgical care, is an accredited chest pain center, and is also a Primary Stroke Center designated through DNV. Houston Methodist Clear Lake offers many inpatient and outpatient services including a Breast Care Center with 3-D mammography, state-of-the-art imaging, labor and delivery with a level II neonatal ICU, Cancer Center, weight loss surgery and advanced laparoscopic surgery, comprehensive orthopedics and sports medicine, cardiovascular services, neurology, urology and otolaryngology. Visit houstonmethodist.org/clearlake to learn more and to find a doctor near you.