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Comprehensive Bariatrics Center
At Stringfellow Memorial Hospital, we understand how challenging weight loss can be. Did you know a third of Alabamians are considered obese? In Calhoun County alone, almost 40 percent of residents are considered obese and that percentage increases year after year.
We know it’s never too late to take control. Stringfellow’s accredited bariatric center offers proven solutions and compassionate support when traditional options haven’t worked. Like other men and women we have helped, we are here to help you enjoy your own life-changing success.
Stringfellow Memorial is a Comprehensive Bariatrics Center accredited by the MBSAQIP.
The MBSAQIP (Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program) recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery.
To earn this designation, Stringfellow and Anniston General Surgery group undergoes triennial site inspections during which all aspects of the program’s surgical processes were closely examined and data on health outcomes was collected and benchmarked.
What does this mean?
The Surgical Review Corporation determined that Stringfellow met the standards set forth and was therefore designated as a Comprehensive Bariatrics Center accredited by the MBSAQIP.
Hospitals and surgeons qualify for designation as Comprehensive Bariatrics Center by participating in a rigorous evaluation process designed to document that they have a comprehensive program and meet the established program requirements for providing safe bariatric surgical care with excellent short- and long-term outcomes. The evaluation not only documents process but also emphasizes results.
By meeting these rigorous guidelines, Stringfellow’s Bariatric Program demonstrated that it has extensive resources and qualified staff to provide safe and effective bariatric surgery and comprehensive follow-up care and support.
Because Stringfellow is recognized as a Comprehensive Bariatrics Center, you can put your trust in our well-prepared surgeons, knowledgeable staff and excellent facilities.
To register for a weight loss surgery seminar or to schedule a private consultation, please call (256) 235-8904.