April 26, 2018
Richmond VA. (April 26, 2018) - Today, Parham Doctors’ Hospital, a campus of Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, announced that they have achieved National Accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®).
Centers seeking MBSAQIP® Accreditation undergo an extensive site visit by an experienced bariatric surgeon, who reviews the center's structure, process, and clinical outcomes data.
According to national quality standards, Parham Doctors’ Hospital meets and exceeds all criteria as a comprehensive center and is well established to deliver safe, high quality bariatric patient care in the greater Richmond area.
“Patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality choice for receiving treatment at a nationally accredited program, right here in Richmond” said Dr. Matthew Brengman, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Director at Parham Doctors’ Hospital. “Since 2015, our bariatric surgical center has been and MBSAQIP® accredited program and we are proud to continue to provide our patients with the most advanced, high-quality care and outcomes they are looking for.”
The MBSAQIP® is a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). As an accredited bariatric surgical center, Parham Doctors’ Hospital ensures that bariatric surgical patients receive a multidisciplinary approach to their care, not just a surgical procedure, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success. The accredited center offers preoperative and postoperative care designed specifically for their severely obese patients.
“Our top priority is the quality care that we provide our patients,” said David Donaldson, chief executive officer of Parham Doctors’ Hospital. “Our metabolic and bariatric program is focused on all aspects of surgery, from pre-op to post-op, ensuring our patients have the best outcomes possible.”
In the United States, around 15.5 million people suffer from severe obesity, according to the National Institutes of Health, 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. Metabolic and bariatric surgical procedures have proven to be effective in the reduction of comorbid conditions related to severe obesity*. Working with ASMBS, the ACS expanded this quality program for bariatric surgery centers so that it can assist bariatric patients in identifying those centers that provide optimal surgical care.
*Buchwald H, Avidor Y, Braunwald E, et al. Bariatric Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA. 2004;292(14):1724-1737. DOI:10.1001/jama.292.14.1724.