When It Comes to Weight-Loss Surgery, You’re in Good Hands

April 01, 2012

Plenty of surgery centers offer bariatric surgery for weight loss. But the quality designations that have been awarded to the Bariatric Wellness Center at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center are tough to beat:

  • Bariatric Center of Excellence 2011, HealthGrades
  • Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Center of Excellence, American College of Surgeons

“We’re one of very few programs in California certified by both the ASMBS and the ACS,” says Sharon Sperling, M.S., R.D., bariatric program coordinator. “We offer a truly multidisciplinary program that includes education and support before and after surgery.”

What’s more, the program performs many procedures—including LAP-BAND®, gastric sleeve and gastric bypass—using minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques that offer smaller incisions and less healing time.