Sanford Bariatric Program and Physicians Receive Center of Excellence Recertification

Surgical Associates recently received recertification as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.

(Sioux Falls, SD) –The Bariatric Program at Sanford USD Medical Center along with surgeons Peter O'Brien, MD, FACS, Dennis Glatt, MD, FACS and Donald Graham, MD, FACS of Sanford Clinic Surgical Associates recently received recertification as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and Surgical Review Corporation (SRC).

In order to receive the three-year recertification, the program and physicians must undergo a site inspection which includes review of the program's surgical processes and patient outcomes. The designation is indicative of the center's commitment to a high level of bariatric care. The Sanford Bariatric Program and physicians have been certified by the ASMBS and SRC since 2005.

About American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and Surgical Review Corporation The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery is a non-profit medical organization dedicated to advancing the art and science of metabolic and bariatric surgery. Established in 1983, the vision of the Society is to improve public health and well being by lessening the burden of the disease of obesity and related diseases. For more information about ASMBS, go to www.ASMBS.org.

Surgical Review Corporation is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the safety, efficacy and efficiency of bariatric and metabolic surgical care worldwide. SRC has designated nearly 650 surgeons as well as more than 350 hospitals and freestanding outpatient facilities, and is the world’s largest repository of clinical bariatric surgery patient data.

For more information, visit www.surgicalreview.org.

 


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Stacy Bauer Jones | Media Relations Coordinator
(605) 328-7056 | jonesst@sanfordhealth.org