Choose a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence for the Best Possible Outcome
Weight loss surgery is a life-changing decision, and you want only the best medical care for this major procedure. Elmbrook Memorial and its partnering physician group, the Bariatric Institute of Wisconsin, have been named a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence since 2005 by several of the nation’s top reviewing boards for quality of care, clinical excellence and outstanding outcomes, including:
- Bariatric Institute of Wisconsin
- Center of Excellence Bariatric Surgery
- American Association for Bariatric Surgery
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin
- Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery
- CIGNA Certified Hospital for Bariatric Surgery
- United Resource Networks
- U.R.N. Bariatric Center of Excellence
- Humana Insurance Company
- Wheaton Franciscan-Elmbrook Memorial
A Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence title recognizes only those hospitals and bariatric centers that reach the highest levels of performance.
Designation as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence requires significant and intensive examination, quality outcomes and an infrastructure that supports the physical and emotional needs of the bariatric patient. All designated Bariatric Centers of Excellence must have:
A Bariatric Center of Excellence since 2005
- a bariatric surgery coordinator
- staff dedicated to data entry into proprietary databases
- staff devoted to following up with patients long term
- subscription to a database service used to track bariatric surgery outcomes.
To earn its Center of Excellence designation, both Elmbrook Memorial and the bariatric surgeons of the Bariatric Institute routinely undergo a series of stringent site inspections by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery (ASBS).
|The ASBS Centers 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 care provided. The process to earn a Center of Excellence is rigorous and extensive. To qualify, a facility must undergo site inspections and consistently meet the safety criteria, surgical processes, and patient outcome standards set forth by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), an organization committed to surgical excellence. Only those physicians and facilities whose practices and outcomes meet the stringent demands set forth by SRC and ASBS are awarded Center of Excellence status.
Elmbrook Memorial offers a comprehensive bariatric surgical weight loss program including free monthly weight loss surgery support group meetings, free weight loss surgery seminars presented by the specializing surgeons and a bariatric coordinator that follows the patient all the way through their surgical experience.
When you choose Elmbrook Memorial, you are choosing a hospital and surgeons who are recognized experts in the field of bariatric surgery.
For additional information on Elmbrook Memorial’s bariatric surgery program, please call (262) 780-4078.