Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU earned a distinction that identifies them as the state’s only accredited metabolic and bariatric surgery centers for adults and adolescents.
The American College of Surgeons Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program accredits inpatient and outpatient ba
riatric surgery centers that have undergone an independent, voluntary and rigorous peer evaluation in accordance with nationally recognized bariatric surgical standards. Accreditation for metabolic and bariatric surgery not only promotes uniform standard benchmarks, but also supports continuous quality improvement.
“This MBSAQIP accreditation for VCU Medical Center formally acknowledges our commitment to providing and supporting quality improvement and patient safety efforts for metabolic and bariatric surgery patients,” said Guilherme M. Campos, M.D., professor of surgery and chair, Division of Bariatric and Gastrointestinal Surgery. “As an accredited program we have demonstrated that our center meets the needs of our patients by providing multidisciplinary, high-quality and patient-centered care.”