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Bariatrics and Weight Loss

The bariatric surgery program at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital has been accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a program that oversees national standards for bariatric surgery centers.

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Clinical evidence that the most experienced and best-run bariatric surgery programs have the lowest rates of complications, MBSAQIP is responsible for ensuring bariatric surgery centers maintain the highest standards; verify and validate that each center meets accreditation criteria and oversees a data registry that provides helps to improve the quality and safety of care provided.

To earn accreditation, Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital underwent a series of reviews during which all aspects of the program’s surgical processes were closely examined and data on health outcomes was collected. Both Lourdes hospital and other centers that participate in the MBSAQIP program agree to continue to share information on clinical pathways, protocols and outcomes data.

If you are considering bariatric surgery, consider these facts:

  • Only patients considered morbidly obese or those with debilitating co-morbidities are candidates for bariatric surgery.
  • Bariatric surgery is not a quick fix; surgery is most effective when paired with such lifestyle changes as diet and exercise. Patients are encouraged to deal with emotional and psychological issues that may have contributed to their condition.
  • According to the National Institute of Health, bariatric surgery is the only effective therapy for morbid obesity and its complications. A variety of surgical procedures can provide previously full remission of many co-morbidities, such as diabetes, asthma, cardiopulmonary failure, infertility and stress incontinence.
Bariatric Surgery Services at Virtua

Experience is critical when considering any type of surgery. That is why it is important to know that Virtua is one of the largest providers of bariatric surgery in southern New Jersey. Our surgeons are experienced with all minimally invasive approaches including gastric sleeve and will work with you to provide the best solution possible for your needs.

For more information:

Connect with the Virtua Bariatric Navigation Team at or 856-246-4155 to learn more.

To learn more, choose from the links below:

Who is a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?
Road Map to Bariatric Surgery and Beyond
Benefits of Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric Surgery: What to Expect
Types of Surgery
Patient Testimonials
Bariatric Surgery Services at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes
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