OHSU is a nationally recognized leader in the field of Bariatric Surgery and performs hundreds of bariatric surgeries each year. With an aggregated 8o years of clinical experience among the faculty, you will have access to the region’s most experienced medical staff, latest procedures and state-of-the-art equipment. Our Bariatric Services patient navigators (pictured below) are consistently recognized for providing our patients with a caring and supportive experience from start to finish.
- Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP): works to advance safe, high-quality care for bariatric surgical patients through accreditation of bariatric surgical centers.
- Membership in the Aetna Institutes of Quality (IOQ) Program: IOQ facilities show excellence in care, a commitment to continuous improvement, and exceptional value.
- Designation as a Blue Center of Distinction by Blue Cross Blue Shield for Gastric Banding and Center Designation Plus for Gastric Stapling: identifies facilities with a proven track record for delivering better results- including fewer complications and readmissions- than hospitals without these recognitions.
- Optum Bariatric Center of Excellence: helps ensure that bariatric surgery and care are delivered in a manner that meets strict standards and increases the likelihood of superior outcomes and ultimately reduces costs.
You can expect the highest level of care and services from OHSU. We hold an MBSAQIP accreditation, which is the gold standard; a center receives accreditation following a rigorous review process in which it is proven it can maintain standards of practice, and all accredited centers report outcomes to the MBSAQIP database. In addition, a training protocol is followed to ensure patients receive the highest level of care and our dedicated Quality Committee reviews program data every month to consistently improve our level of care.
OHSU, the state’s only academic health center, ranked 25th in the nation for overall National Institute of Health (NIH) dollars in 2014. What sets OHSU apart from other intuitions is the array of multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches taken to solve problems in human health, including research related to obesity and bariatric surgery. Our surgical team participates in the national bariatric surgical research project, Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS). This is the largest multicenter research study of bariatric surgery ever done in the United States and has resulted in many improvements to care delivered worldwide. Research topics include specific operations, characteristics of people who have surgery, and the results of surgery. Results from these research projects are then applied to our practice, resulting in delivering the safest and most cutting edge care for our patients.