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A dedicated Surgical Weight Loss Unit opened in September of 2012 to provide bariatric patients with focused care.
Where you have your surgery counts. Hundreds of weight loss surgeries are performed at St. Bernardine Medical Center every year. At St. Bernardine, we have also taken extra steps to meet the exacting standards of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery to be recognized as a MBSAQIP Accredited – Comprehensive Center. That’s an acknowledgement of excellence that few hospitals achieve. Many of the health plans have put us at the top of their centers of excellence lists as well.
Surgical Weight Loss patients receive post-operative care in private rooms in a dedicated unit so that staff can concentrate on the unique needs of patients and better provide the specialized care they need.
The unit is equipped with beds designed to accommodate bariatric patients and nurses who are specially trained to care for bariatric patients are always close at hand.
Some patients feel further comforted knowing that the other patients on the unit are undergoing the same kind of procedure.
Having your surgery at St. Bernardine provides an extra level of assurance because as an acute-care hospital, medical specialists from many areas are readily accessible. For example, should the need for a heart specialist or surgeon arise, St. Bernardine Medical Center is home to the Inland Empire Heart and Vascular Institute, the largest heart program in the Inland Empire and one of the 10 largest programs in California.
The quality of the care and attentiveness of the services is, of course, your primary concern, and we have the credentials to put your mind at ease. Of course we are accredited by the Joint Commission, the country’s leading accrediting authority for hospitals.
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