Thursday, September 3, 2015

CoxHealth recognized as a Center of Excellence in bariatric surgery

CoxHealth Surgical Weight Loss has reached the national standard criteria set forth to be recognized as a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.

CoxHealth Surgical Weight Loss is a comprehensive surgical weight loss program consisting of a team of experienced health care professionals focused on patient success. The program at CoxHealth is structured to incorporate a thorough approach to weight loss surgery utilizing a multi-disciplinary team comprised of registered dietitians, psychologists, nurses and surgeons to provide safe and comprehensive surgical weight loss.

“Being recognized as a Center of Excellence certifies that our program meets the national standards in bariatric surgery for effectiveness and safety in surgery,” said Dr. Matt Simpson. “We focus on excellent patient care and maximizing the patient’s short and long term success. This recognition has been made possible through years of experience, hard work, adhering to evidence based best practices and overall great patient care.”

The Centers of Excellence recognition will allow CoxHealth Surgical Weight Loss to provide services to a number of patients with various insurance providers that currently require the patient to obtain surgical services at a Center of Excellence.

For more information about the CoxHealth Surgical Weight Loss Program, call 417-875-3593 or visit