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A Level 1 ACS Bariatric Center!

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) surveys bariatric programs and holds accredited programs to the highest of clinical performance standards. Centers with the highest level of accreditation, Level 1 centers, must provide complete tertiary care, with resources devoted to bariatric surgery. These hospitals can manage the most challenging and complex patients with optimal opportunity for safe and effective outcomes. These centers will engage all levels of obesity, standards of care for weight loss operations, ages, co-morbid conditions, and re-operations. They will have high volume practices of 125 or more weight-loss operations annually, with at least two credentialed and experienced bariatric surgeons each performing at least 50 primary weight-loss operations annually.

Westchester Medical Center – a Center of Excellence

Westchester Medical Center is recognized as an American College of Surgeons (ACS) Level One Center of Excellence. A bariatric center of excellence with this provision must report long-term patient outcomes and have on-site inspections to verify all their data. In addition, these Centers must have dedicated multi-disciplinary bariatric teams that include surgeons, nurses, medical consultants, nutritionists, psychologists and exercise physiologists.

The Center of Excellence provision is important. The evidence shows that the best outcomes and the fewest complications occur in centers with the most experience.

Putnam Hospital Center

Putnam Hospital Center (PHC) is a 164-bed not-for-profit acute care hospital offering the highest quality medical, surgical, psychiatric, pediatric and obstetrical/gynecological care, as well as 24-hour emergency services; a full range of inpatient and outpatient services are offered.  We are a hospital-based bariatric program providing a comprehensive multidisciplinary team approach, facilitating medical clearance for our bariatric surgical patients.

At Putnam Hospital Center we have a designated bariatric unit, which offers all private rooms with state of the art equipment.  Our service utilizes a team approach to patient care that includes surgeons, physician’s assistants, registered nurses and registered dietitians. Together, the team works with patients to help them sustain their weight loss and health following surgery.