WJMC - West Jefferson Medical Center

WJMC - West Jefferson Medical Center

Weight Loss Surgery

 

The bariatric and weight loss surgery program here at West Jefferson Medical Center of Marrero offers multidiscliplinary services which are available to each patient. Our multidisciplinary team consist of a Bariatric nurse coordinator, 2 Registered dieticians, Sleep Disorder Center, WJFC which features top of the line equipment and ability to create a personalized exercise prescription as well as Family Doctors available to provide primary care medical services.

West Jeff Fitness Center has two Registered Dieticians/Nutritionists on staff to offer nutritional counseling, meal planning, supermarket shopping tips, metabolism measurements and much more.

We are proud to serve the West Bank, Gretna, and Harvey areas.

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Center for Surgical Weight Loss-West Jefferson Medical Center Achieves National Accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program


West Jeff - Bariatric Center of Excellence The Center for Surgical Weight Loss-West Jefferson Medical Center has been accredited as a Metabolic and Bariatric Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

The MBSAQIP Standards, outlined in the Resources for Optimal Care of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Patient 2014 ensure that bariatric surgical patients receive a multidisciplinary program, not just a surgical procedure, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success. The accredited center offers preoperative and postoperative care designed specifically for their severely obese patients.

The Center for Surgical Weight Loss-West Jefferson Medical Center’s commitment to quality care begins with appropriately trained staff and the leadership surgeons who participate in meetings throughout the year to review its outcomes. They seek continuous improvement to enhance the structure, process and outcomes of the center.

To earn the MBSAQIP designation, the Center for Surgical Weight Loss-West Jefferson Medical Center met essential criteria for staffing, training and facility infrastructure and protocols for care, ensuring its ability to support patients with severe obesity. The center also participates in a national data registry that yields semiannual reports on the quality of its processes and outcomes, identifying opportunities for continuous quality improvement. The standards are specified in the MBSAQIP Resources for Optimal Care of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Patient 2014, published by the ACS and ASMBS.

After submitting an application, centers seeking MBSAQIP Accreditation undergo an extensive site visit by an experienced bariatric surgeon, who reviews the center's structure, process, and clinical outcomes data. Centers are awarded a specific designation depending on how many patients it serves annually, the type of procedures it provides, and whether it provides care for patients under age 18.




West Jeff - Bariatric BLIS Certified Dr. David C. Treen, Jr. is a BLIS affiliated surgeron. Becoming a BLIS Surgeon is a very selective process as determined exclusively by BLIS. To be eligible for Blis we must meet very high standards and prove long term patient success. As a result of our approval by BLIS, we are able to participate offering insurance coverage to our self-pay patients if a covered complication occur within certain time frames following weight loss surgery; our patients are not responsible for the costs associated with the care of that complication.




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