Our privacy policy has changed. By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Dismiss

Froedtert & Medical College Weight Loss Surgery Cited for Excellence

Dec. 12, 2011

After a rigorous review that examined safety, surgical outcomes, quality of care and overall performance, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Bariatric Surgery Program has received the bariatric surgery “Center of Excellence” designation from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

The designation marks the program’s third three-year accreditation since 2005. The Center of Excellence title highlights hospitals and bariatric surgery centers that meet specific performance standards and show consistently positive surgical results for patients.

“Weight loss surgery is complex and challenging but often it’s the only effective therapy for patients with morbid obesity and its complications,” said program director James R. Wallace, MD, PhD, professor of surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. “However, safe weight loss through surgery also requires a strong commitment from the patient and the team of medical experts providing care.”

More than 1,500 patients have undergone weight loss surgery through Froedtert & The Medical College Bariatric Surgery program. Several laparoscopic surgical techniques are now available, enabling surgeons to customize the surgery to the patient.

Independent studies have found that bariatric surgery is a highly effective treatment for Type 2 diabetes in obese people, and that the cost of the surgery is typically offset within two to four years by savings in medical costs.

The Bariatric Surgery Program is part of Froedtert & The Medical College Comprehensive Weight Loss Center.

Froedtert & The Medical College combine the strengths of Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin in an academic medical center that delivers advanced medical care. Froedtert & The Medical College are nationally recognized for exceptional physicians, research leadership, specialty expertise and state-of-the-science treatments and technology.
 

Community Watch

» With peers downsizing, couple takes on ultimate fixer-upper 5/28

» Name revealed of new female giraffe at Milwaukee Co. Zoo 5/26

» Wauwatosa law enforcement honors fallen officers during national bike tour Updated:  5/26

» Tosa Top 5: Five things you need to know about in Wauwatosa this week 5/25

» Wauwatosa West boys finish fourth at Woodland Relays 5/25

» Wauwatosa West girls soccer team wins Woodland Conference championship 5/25

» Wauwatosa East soccer team splits two games, loses Lily Brock to injury 5/25

» Wauwatosa East girls finish seventh at GMC Outdoor Track and Field Meet 5/25

» Wauwatosa East boys fourth at GMC Outdoor Track and Field Meet 5/25

» State Street road work may be the biggest headache this year in Wauwatosa 5/25

» Wauwatosa Sports Notes: May 26, 2016 5/24

» Milwaukee County Chargers defeat Bulldogs in exhibition opener, 20-6 5/24

» Wauwatosa officer rescues seven ducklings trapped in storm sewer 5/24

» Initial Reaction: Talking with star Waukesha soccer players Dani Rhodes, Emily Cervantes Updated:  5/24

» Wauwatosa Police Report: May 15 - 21 5/24

» Wauwatosa West girls track team runs away with Woodland Outdoor title 5/24

» Video: Reporter takes us along the 2016 Run Tosa Run 5/23

» Tosa Top 5: Five things you need to know about in Wauwatosa this week 5/20

» Suspects charged in string of armed robberies through Wauwatosa, Milwaukee Updated:  5/19

» New Mayfair GM announces plans for a Z Gallerie furniture store Updated:  5/18

» Wauwatosa East baseball team will rely on defense, depth in 2016 5/18

» Wauwatosa East softball teams beats West Allis Central in twinbill 5/18

» Campus News: May 19 5/18

» Sports Shorts: May 19, 2016 5/18

» Wauwatosa East girls soccer team crushes West Allis Central, 11-0 5/18

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Best Summer Ever

 

We've made it easy for you to get out and go this summer. From hitting the trails for a bike ride or walk, to where to find beer gardens in the area, to the best places to swim in Waukesha County to the best summer drinks and summer reads, check out our 2016 summer guide.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Hidden Tosa

 

"Hidden Tosa" is a semi-regular feature where our Wauwatosa reporter explores the closed down and closed off parts of Wauwatosa.

Advertisement

CONNECT