Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center Ranked Top Hospital in Virginia for Bariatric Surgery for Fifth Consecutive Year

Bariatric Surgery Patients Treated at 5-Star Hospitals 69.7% Less Likely to Experience In-Hospital Complications than Patients at 1‐Star Programs, HealthGrades Report Finds

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David Spencer, DO, medical director for the Bon Secours Surgical Weight Loss Center with Joseph M. Oddis, CEO, Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center

A recent report released by HealthGrades named Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center among the top hospitals in the nation for bariatric surgery with a 5-star rating. HealthGrades found that bariatric surgery patients have a nearly 70% lower risk of experiencing an inhospital complication at a top-rated hospitals such as Bon Secours Maryview compared to a poorly-rated hospital. The findings are from HealthGrades 2011 Bariatric Surgery Trends in American Hospitals report, which analyzed 193,518 bariatric surgery patient records from 2007 through 2009, including 468 hospitals in 19 states where data are publically available. Local hospital ratings and study methodology are available to consumers at HealthGrades.com

The long‐term benefits of bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery, include significant and sustainable long‐term weight loss, resolution of diabetes, reduction in cardiovascular disease risk, and decreased mortality. HealthGrades’ report helps patients identify long-term and short-term risks found in patients who opt for the surgery, and helps them identify the hospital programs in their area whose patient outcomes minimize the risks of such complications.

Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center’s bariatric surgery clinical achievements include:

  • 2008/2009/2010/2011/2012 Specialty Excellence Award Recipient of the HealthGrades Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ , Six Years in a Row – 2006/2007, 2007/2008, 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Bariatric Surgery, Five Years in a Row – 2007/2008 – 2008/2009 – 2009/2010 – 2010/2011, 2011/2012
  • Five-Star Rated for Overall Bariatric Surgery, Six Years in a Row – 2006/2007, 2007/2008, 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012
  • Ranked Best (#1) in VA for Overall Bariatric Surgery, Five Years in a Row – 2007/2009 – 2008/2009 – 2009/2010 – 2010/2011 – 2011/2012

“We very proud to be ranked the top program in Virginia for the fifth consecutive year,” said Joseph M. Oddis, chief executive officer, Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center. “This designation by HealthGrades® is an affirmation of our commitment to provide exceptional care to our patients.”

“Given the huge gap in quality between 5-star bariatric surgery programs and 1-star programs, choosing the right provider is critical,” said Dr. Rick May, HealthGrades Vice President of Accelerated Clinical Excellence. “The decision to undergo major surgery is never an easy one, and a procedure is never guaranteed to be complication-free. But with the help of HealthGrades bariatric surgery program ratings, patients can optimize their chances for receiving the highest possible quality of care.”

Key findings of the HealthGrades 2011 Bariatric Surgery Trends in American Hospitals report include:

  • Patients having bariatric surgery at 5‐star hospitals are: 69.70% less likely to experience inhospital complications than patients at 1‐star programs.
  • If all hospitals in the 19 states studied from 2007 through 2009 had performed at the level of 5‐star hospitals: 5,231 patients could have potentially avoided a major inhospital complication.
  • Patients having a bariatric procedure at a 5‐star facility spent on average, a half-day less in the hospital than patients having their procedure at a 1‐star facility (1.93 days versus 2.38 days respectively).

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