Baltimore Bariatric Surgery Clinic Noted For Exceeding National Standards

Catonsville, MD – Ascension Saint Agnes, a fully certified comprehensive bariatric surgery center, is proud to report excellent standards for its Baltimore Bariatric Surgery Clinic. The clinic has been noted for its excellent surgical procedures, and its program has helped more patients than any other hospital in the state.

Patients from all over Maryland go to Ascension Saint Agnes for bariatric surgery. Bernadette, a former patient at Ascension Saint Agnes, lost 110 pounds after getting surgery.

“At the time, I weighed 275 pounds. Now, I weigh 165 lbs. I’m doing what my body needs to be healthy and to be around for my children and my grandchildren,” said Bernadette. “I am absolutely living a fuller life now.”

Ascension Saint Agnes’s safety record exceeds standards compared to national benchmarks for certified comprehensive bariatric surgery centers set by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), with lower rates of overall morbidity and minimal rates of serious complications after surgery. The clinic’s goal is not only to achieve the best weight loss results but also to improve patients’ medical issues (co-morbidities), ensure the quality of life and prevent potential side effects that might require additional surgery later.

“Being a fully certified comprehensive bariatric surgery center by ACS/ASMBS, we report the outcomes to the national database MBSAQIP and are getting semiannual reports comparing our outcomes with other close to 900 bariatric surgery centers performing about 200,000 procedures a year in the USA,” a spokesperson for Ascension Saint Agnes reported.

The clinic’s highly trained staff of bariatric nurses, anesthesiologists, dietitians, psychologists, and other specialists work together to provide comprehensive care to patients before and after surgery. The practice philosophy is to provide patients with the best guidance, both before and after surgery, with a lifetime commitment.

Surgeons at Ascension Saint Agnes have performed more than 10,000 gastric sleeve procedures, bypasses, duodenal switches, and revision procedures. The clinic performs only proven laparoscopic surgical procedures endorsed by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

The clinic’s high-quality, detailed bariatric dietician education far exceeds what other programs offer. The clinic provides patients with detailed “How To” guidelines to do it safely and effectively. This knowledge is crucial to patients’ success.

After surgery, the clinic focuses on close and lifelong follow-up care that includes lifestyle and eating habits modification to achieve adequate weight loss, resolution, or remission of co-morbid conditions, and assist with weight loss maintenance for years to come. The clinic is available 24/7 and 365 days a year to address any potential issues and side effects that might arise. The clinic also assists patients in every possible way with insurance coverage and minimizing personal expenses.

Ascension Saint Agnes is committed to providing the best care for patients for many years to come. The clinic’s program has been recognized by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the American College of Surgeons Fully Accredited Comprehensive Center of Excellence for bariatric surgery. The clinic’s leadership in the center, Dr. Hamdallah, Dr. Swift and Dr. Averbach, have performed more than 10,000 bariatric procedures, helping to make it the top program in Maryland.

For more information on Ascension Saint Agnes and its bariatric surgery clinic, visit the clinic’s website:

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Company Name: Ascension Saint Agnes Bariatric Surgery
Contact Person: Andrew Averbach, M.D., FACS, FASMBS
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Phone: (667) 234-8725
Address:700 Geipe Rd #274
City: Catonsville
State: MD
Country: United States