Enhancing your bariatric surgery outcomes and efficiency.

If you’re ready to bring your bariatric surgery program to the next level of excellence, Cleveland Clinic’s Advisory Service is prepared to help.

We offer a range of protocols, insights and assistance to increase the value of your bariatric surgery program. Our Advisory Services Program is backed by the staff and resources of Cleveland Clinic — ranked among the top four hospitals in America, and nationally ranked No. 2 in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, and Diabetes and Endocrinology (U.S. News & World Report).

Almost one-third of Americans are obese. The consequences of obesity take an increasing toll on individuals and families and are responsible for a disproportionate amount of national healthcare spending. Weight loss has become the number one public health priority.

Many hospitals have launched or expanded bariatric surgery programs in recent years. Bariatric surgery for weight loss offers great potential for growth and profitability. Research is adding new data to what is already known about the significant therapeutic benefits of bariatric surgery.

  • Diet and exercise based treatment strategies are largely ineffective options for the long term treatment for morbid obesity
  • 85-90% of bariatric surgery patients are successful at long-term weight loss.
  • Half of all bariatric surgery patients have partial or complete remission of their diabetes (normal or near normal blood sugar levels for at least five years following surgery).
  • Diabetic patients who underwent gastric bypass surgery saw their risks for heart attack or stroke drop by 40%. Their five-year risks of developing diseases dropped (18 % for heart disease and 45% for moderate to severe kidney disease).
  • 80% of cases of obstructive sleep apnea resolve with bariatric surgery. Also, 80% of cases of GERD resolve and 82% of cases of asthma improve or resolve.

Bariatric surgery is a complex specialty deploying costly resources. Success comes from the careful coordination of personnel, processes and material. New techniques and technology need to be safely and efficiently incorporated into clinical practice.

Cleveland Clinic’s Advisory Service offers you:

  • An in-depth review and analysis of your bariatric surgery services, with comprehensive clinical and operational recommendations
  • Management of your bariatric surgery program
  • Full service line affiliation where appropriate
  • High-risk consultation
  • Implementation of clinical protocols and pathways
  • Quality and patient safety programs
  • Education and training
  • Research
  • Preparation for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) site visit
  • Process improvement

We can help you:

  • Enhance existing programs
  • Establish new programs
  • Plan and execute a build out

Extensive Experience

Cleveland Clinic’s Bariatric and Metabolic Institute performs more than 1,000 bariatric surgery procedures
a year.
It is accredited by the Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program — a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

For more information, please call 216.445.3766 or email tuckers2@ccf.org.

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