Patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions have a choice in Central New York for receiving treatment at a nationally accredited program that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care.
Jeffrey DeSimone, MD, medical director of Crouse Hospital’s Weight Loss Surgery program
, has announced that the American College of Surgeons (ACS)
and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
have jointly accredited Crouse as a Comprehensive Center through Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®)
Crouse’s commitment to quality bariatric care begins with appropriately trained staff and the leadership of surgeons and providers who participate in meetings throughout the year to review its patient outcomes. They seek continuous improvement to enhance the structure and process of the program, and well-being of their patients.
To earn the MBSAQIP designation, Crouse met essential criteria for staffing, training and facility infrastructure and protocols for care, ensuring its ability to support patients with severe obesity.
“We are committed to providing the highest quality of care. This accreditation showcases the hard work that our team puts forth every day. I am proud of everything that Dr. DeSimone and his team have accomplished,” says Crouse President and Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Boynton.
Crouse started its bariatric surgery program in late 2011. Since that time, Dr. DeSimone and Kenneth Cooper, DO, have performed an increasing number of weight loss surgeries each year. The bariatric surgery program has also earned the Blue Distinction Center + and Blue Distinction Center
designations from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, and Crouse is a designated United HealthCare Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery and an Aetna Institute of Quality for Bariatric Surgery provider.