Weight Loss Surgery Quality Standards
Quality ratings should allow consumers to find the best weight loss surgery program—that means finding the best healthcare with the best outcomes. But quality standards may be measured on a scale from 1–10, 1–100, or one star to five stars. If you don’t know the actual measurement tool, it’s difficult to translate the award into a quality standard. We subscribe to several of the most prestigious rating systems and earn honors with each.
Measuring quality outcomes for bariatric surgery includes rating infection, bleeding, readmission, re-operation and mortality rates. We believe there should be more to quality than just the usual ratings. We also strive to provide an efficient process so we make the most of your time. We want to be known for the best-educated and prepared weight loss surgery patients, and we want you to experience a warm, friendly place that makes you feel comfortable.
Questions & Answers About Our Quality Standards
Yes, all physicians that are privileged in Bariatrics have exceeded the rigid standards of ASMBS, and have demonstrated continuing quality outcomes and standards in their care of weight loss surgery patients.
Yes. All of our patient rooms are 100 percent private and are often compared to a hotel type environment. Family members are also able to stay overnight. Private rooms have shown to reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections.
Yes. FHSH has one of the highest numbers of Certified Bariatric Nurses (CBN) in California. What does that mean for the patient? The highest level of care delivered by nurses who specialize in the care of weight loss surgery patients.
No, there are no additional or hidden fees at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital.