Reston Hospital Center’s Bariatric Program Receives Re-Accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)

Reston, Va. (March 18, 2019) – Reston Hospital Center has achieved Comprehensive Center Re-Accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®).

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. According to national quality standards, Reston Hospital Center exceeds all criteria as a Comprehensive Center and is well established to deliver safe, high quality bariatric patient care in the mid-Atlantic region.

“Patients seeking surgery for obesity and its related conditions have an exceptional choice for receiving care at a nationally accredited program” said Dr. Matthew Fitzer, bariatric surgery director at Reston Hospital Center. “Since 2015, our bariatric surgical center has been an MBSAQIP® accredited program and we are proud to continue to provide our patients with top-notch care.”

The MBSAQIP® is a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). As an accredited bariatric surgical center, Reston Hospital Center ensures that bariatric surgical patients receive a multidisciplinary approach to their care, 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.

“Our top priority is the quality care that we provide our patients,” said John Deardorff, President and CEO of Reston Hospital Center and HCA’s Northern Virginia Market. “Comprehensive Center Accreditation is just one more way our surgeons, staff, and overall program are at the forefront of bariatric surgery in the region.”



About Reston Hospital Center

Part of HCA Virginia Health System, Reston Hospital Center is a 227-bed, acute-care medical and surgical facility that has garnered high honors for attentive patient care and nursing excellence.  Reston Hospital Center is home to the region's newest Level II Trauma Center and the most comprehensive robotic surgery in the Mid-Atlantic. Statewide, HCA Virginia Health System operates 14 hospitals and more than 30 outpatient centers and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians. It is Virginia’s fourth‐largest private employer, provides $190.8 million in charity and uncompensated care, and pays $72.6 million in taxes annually. For more information about Reston Hospital Center


About the American College of Surgeons

The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical education and practice and to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient. Its achievements have placed it at the forefront of American surgery and have made the College an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 80,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world.


About the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, founded in 1983, was formed to advance the art and science of metabolic and bariatric surgery by continually improving the quality and safety of care and treatment of people with obesity and related diseases through educational and support programs for surgeons and integrated health professionals.




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