What you need to know
The Institute for Weight Loss at Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge was recently re-accredited as a Comprehensive Bariatric Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).
The institute provides individualized medical and surgical solutions and ongoing support for individuals seeking weight loss, including nutrition and lifestyle counseling. Typically, patients who benefit from services have previously been unable to lose weight through conventional weight loss diets, exercise, or medications and have obesity-associated medical problems such as diabetes, heart disease, or sleep apnea.
After submitting an application, Raritan Bay-Old Bridge received an extensive site visit by an experienced bariatric surgeon, who reviewed the institute’s structure, process, and clinical outcomes data.
The MBSAQIP is a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. To earn the designation, Raritan Bay-Old Bridge met essential criteria for staffing, training, and facility infrastructure and protocols for care, ensuring its ability to support patients with severe obesity. The institute also participates in a national data registry that yields semi-annual reports on the quality of its processes and outcomes, identifying opportunities for continuous quality improvement.
For More Information
To learn more about weight loss surgery at Raritan Bay, call 1-855-TIME-4-ME or visit www.rbmc.org/institute-for-weight-loss/.