What is Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
When undergoing a surgery as serious as bariatric surgery, patients want to know they are going to be operated on by the best surgeons. They want to put their lives and futures in the hands of competent and trustworthy surgeons and staff, and they need to know that their safety is the center’s top priority. That is why Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) developed the Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence program.
The Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence is an application based program that clinics practicing bariatric surgeries attempt to become a member of. In order for their application for membership to be approved, they must meet the high standards of excellence required by SRC. SRC is a non-profit organization and has no ties to any other group or organization. They are an objective review company that establishes the guidelines that centers must meet to become members.
SRC awards the Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence membership to facilities, individual surgeons and independent surgical practices. No type of facility is given priority over another and facilities like hospitals with many surgeons can apply separately for each surgeon.