Reston Hospital Center
March 31, 2016

Reston, Va. (March 31, 2016) – The Bariatric Program at Reston Hospital Center has received accreditation by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

MBSAQIP accreditation – the set of standards released jointly by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) provide an objective and accountable process where centers can demonstrate high-quality surgical care for bariatric patients.

“We are incredibly proud to have earned this accreditation,” said Dr. Osvaldo Anez, Medical Director for the Bariatric Program at Reston Hospital Center. “Achieving this accreditation shows the level of commitment our bariatric team has in achieving both quality outcomes and patient satisfaction as our patients go through their weight-loss journey.”

MBSAQIP accreditation is awarded in categories. Every category has its own standards of criteria that must be met. Facilities with accredited programs undergo a site visit by an experienced bariatric surgeon. During the site visit, the facility structure, processes and data quality are reviewed. Because optimal surgical care requires documentation using reliable outcome measures, accredited bariatric surgery centers are required to report their outcomes data to the MBSAQIP Data Registry Platform.

“Patients use accreditation as a way to validate that an organization has access to key resources to provide optimal care. It’s important for patients to be able to identify those organizations in their research,” said John Deardorff, President and CEO of Reston Hospital Center. “We’re proud of this accreditation knowing that Drs. Matthew Fitzer, Osvaldo Anez, Karim Trad, and our bariatric team members, provide a fully comprehensive bariatric surgery program serving the needs of patients in Northern Virginia.”

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