Obesity is a chronic disease that has many contributing factors, including your environment, genetics, physiology and psychology, metabolism and behavior. Obesity contributes to the risk of developing serious medical conditions, such as respiratory and cardiac problems, depression and cancer. It is also the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Fortunately, there are options to help you change your future and well-being.
Bariatric surgery accreditation demonstrates a commitment by Flowers Hospital, the surgeons and our Weight Loss Surgery Center to build and maintain a bariatric surgery program that is dedicated to excellence. To earn this accreditation, Flowers Hospital undergoes site inspections during which all aspects of the bariatric surgery program and its surgical processes are closely examined, and data on health outcomes is collected. By meeting the MBSAQIP* standards, Flowers Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to quality bariatric care. (*Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program)