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Awards and Designations

My Bariatric Solutions and the East Campus of Wise Health System (WHS) are committed to high-quality patient care.  Wise Health System’s East campus is where all bariatric surgeries scheduled through My Bariatric Solutions are performed.  It has has been recognized by many of the nation’s leading health accreditation organizations. The following are awards and designations we have received for delivering excellent healthcare.

MBSAQIP – A Unified Quality Improvement Program

Wise Health System’s East Campus, has been granted accreditation by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). My Bariatric Solutions is owned and operated by Wise Health System.

MBSAQIP works to advance safe, high-quality care for bariatric surgical patients through the accreditation of bariatric surgical centers. A bariatric surgical center achieves accreditation following a rigorous review process during which it proves that it can maintain certain physical resources, human resources, and standards of practice. All accredited centers report their outcomes to the MBSAQIP database.

“This designation recognizes the expertise of our experienced surgeons and our commitment to quality programs and services,” says Steve Summers, CEO, Wise Health System. “My Bariatric Solutions, the Bariatric program at WHS, has built a reputation for providing outstanding and compassionate care.”

The My Bariatric Solutions program at Wise Health System offers patients an education-based weight loss surgery program that caters to their specific needs. The team of specialists include a Medical Director, board certified surgeons, nurse practitioners, bariatric nurse coordinator, registered dietitians, exercise physiologists, and more team members who provide each patient with expert care before and after weight loss surgery.

To earn the MBSAQIP accreditation, Wise Health System underwent a series of site inspections during which all aspects of the program’s surgical processes were closely examined and data on health outcomes was collected.

Wise Health System’s experienced surgeons are well-versed in both laparoscopic (minimally-invasive) and open surgeries, and perform the latest, most-advanced bariatric surgical and non-surgical procedures, including Lap-Band®, Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Balloon, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and Revision Bariatric Surgeries (such as Gastric Sleeve to Gastric Bypass).

Blue Distinction Center

Wise Health System is a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery® by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBS TX)*.

Blue Distinction® is a designation awarded by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality healthcare, under objective selection criteria. According to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery have demonstrated expertise in delivery of quality health care, resulting in improved outcomes for bariatric patients. Each program adheres to stringent criteria, developed in association with physician panels and national medical societies, including the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), and is subject to periodic reassessment as criteria evolves.

United Healthcare Center of Excellence

Wise Health System is certified as a United Health Care OptumHealth Bariatric Centers of Excellence. Optum uses proprietary evaluation criteria, developed by our Clinical Sciences Institute, to select medical centers eligible to participate in our Centers of Excellence network.

The Clinical Sciences Institute is comprised of practicing experts, such as transplant surgeons, oncologists, neonatologists and pediatric cardiologists, in the medical fields related to our network products.

Upon receipt of a completed evaluation, the Clinical Sciences Institute conducts a detailed analysis of the program’s responses to both clinical and administrative components and compares the responses to evaluation criteria. Programs that meet the criteria proceed to the contracting step of the Centers of Excellence network development process.

Cigna Three-Star Quality Center for Bariatric Surgery

Wise Health System is designated as a Cigna Three-Star Quality Center for bariatric surgery. Designation criteria includes maintaining current Full Approval by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery and/or Level 1 Full Approval by the American College of Surgeons.

Certified LAP-BAND Total Care Program

The LAP-BAND TOTAL CARE™ Program represents a standard of excellence in the assessment, treatment and ongoing care of adjustable gastric banding patients.

The LAP-BAND TOTAL CARE™ Program, developed by Allergan and based on the worldwide experience with the LAP-BAND® System, is a comprehensive set of clinical and operational “best practices”. What does this mean for you, the patient? It means that your LAP-BAND® System Bariatric team can access the LAP-BAND TOTAL CARE™ tools they need to give you the best care, information and support possible, anywhere.

Accreditation with the Better Business Bureau

The LAP-BAND TOTAL CARE™ Program represents a standard of excellence in the assessment, treatment and ongoing care of adjustable gastric banding patients.

The LAP-BAND TOTAL CARE™ Program, developed by Allergan and based on the worldwide experience with the LAP-BAND® System, is a comprehensive set of clinical and operational “best practices”. What does this mean for you, the patient? It means that your LAP-BAND® System Bariatric team can access the LAP-BAND TOTAL CARE™ tools they need to give you the best care, information and support possible, anywhere.

Aetna Institute For Quality For Bariatric Surgery

Wise Health System’s Bariatric Program has been designated as an Aetna Institute of Quality for Bariatric Surgery. Aetna designates hospitals and facilities in the Aetna network as “Institutes of Quality” based on an evaluation of the clinical performance and overall value of the designated service which include clinical quality, cost efficiency, and access to bariatric services.