Obesity is a debilitating disease that affects much more than your waistline. It’s a physical, emotional and social burden. For many, morbid obesity has become a way of life, something that diets, medication and exercise cannot change. There is an answer: weight loss surgery.
Our experienced surgical weight loss team has helped more than 7,000 patients lose more than 700,000 pounds — and counting. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery has recognized St. Vincent Charity Medical Center as a Center of Excellence for our record of quality, safety and outcomes.
If you’re like most of our more than 7,000 patients, you’ve done your homework. You’ve thought about this for a long time. And chances are, you’re ready to take that first step toward your new life.
Explore the links and videos in this section to find the answers you need to start your journey to better health. For even more information, consider attending one of our free seminars or view our online seminar to get started right away.
Why St. Vincent?
The Center for Bariatric Surgery (CBS) at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is nationally recognized as a Center of Excellence (COE) by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), a pioneering organization designated by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) to pursue excellence in the delivery of bariatric surgical care with the highest levels of efficacy, efficiency and safety.
Faced with clinical evidence that the most experienced and best-run bariatric surgery programs have by far the lowest rates of complications, the ASMBS Centers of Excellence program was created to recognize bariatric surgery centers that perform well and to help surgeons and hospitals continue to improve the quality and safety of care provided.
The Center for Bariatric Surgery received the Center of Excellence designation and has maintained that standing for nearly 10 years.