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Bariatric Surgery Program at Roger Williams reaccredited

In November, the Bariatric Surgery Program at Roger Williams Medical Center was reaccredited as a Center of Excellence by the American College of Surgeons. This designation is reserved for bariatric surgery programs that have demonstrated a history of successful patient outcomes. More than 3,000 weight loss surgeries have been performed at Roger Williams, which has been a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence since 2005. The Center operates under the direction of its director and founder -- Dr. Dieter Pohl.

Accreditation is accorded to programs that undergo an independent, voluntary, and rigorous peer evaluation in accordance with nationally recognized bariatric surgical standards. Bariatric surgery accreditation not only promotes uniform standard benchmarks, but also supports continuous quality improvement.