What a Center of Excellence Means

With our patients and their success in mind, the leaders of New York Bariatric Group designed a program that was awarded the designation of Center of Excellence (COE) by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The ASMBS is the largest association in the world for bariatric surgeons, and it focuses on patient success and safety. The COE designation was created to evaluate programs components, outcomes, and statistics. New York Bariatric Group was deemed to be a Bariatric Center of Excellence, fully accredited by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Surgical Review Corporation.

The Reasoning Behind COE

According to a report released in 2007 by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the number of bariatric surgeries grew from 16,000 procedures performed in 1992 to 170,000 performed in 2005. Seeing this growth, medical associations were looking for ways to promote patient safety. With clinical evidence that the most experienced and best-run bariatric surgery programs have the lowest rates of complications, the Center of Excellence program was created.

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What COE Means to Us

To earn a Center of Excellence designation, New York Bariatric Group underwent a series of site inspections during which our surgical processes were closely examined and data on our patients’ results was collected. Receiving this designation is a source of pride for us. It is a distinguished honor that recognizes our adherence to strict standards of excellence in performance, quality, patient satisfaction, and successful surgical outcomes for our bariatric patients.

As a leader in providing effective and safe weight loss surgeries, we are fully committed to helping you along your journey. We provide the necessary weight-loss tools to assist in this life-changing experience, and we work together to find a program that’s the right fit for you, so you can start living life to its fullest.

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Additional Quality Measures

Recently another quality program was introduced, known as the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). This is a relatively new program that focuses on weight loss surgery patients receiving high quality care by accrediting surgery centers. At New York Bariatric Group, we operate at multiple MBSAQIP-certified hospitals.


Lost 145lbs

Thomas' success story

I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man.

Everybody treated me like a king. The day of surgery, I was excited. The hospital couldn’t be any nicer. I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man. My recovery was awesome. I was out of bed that day. My wife and kids were my motivation on getting this surgery. They are my whole life. I’m happy I’m going to be around for them.

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Lost 76lbs

Nicole's success story

I hit my goal weight ... and I feel fabulous

I had the gastric bypass. I am Type 2 Diabetic and I wanted to gain control of my sugar. I hit my goal weight in about 5 and half months and I feel fabulous. The procedure has completely changed my life for the better because it has empowered me as a middle aged woman that I can really do everything and anything that I want to do. I don't put an age on anything. I don't say I'm too old for something.

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Lost 76lbs

Robert's success story

I was tired of the way I looked. I was tired of the way I felt.

I knew if I didn't change something soon, I was going to be in a lot of trouble. The consultation process was a lot easier than I expected. I was met with open arms. I was treated like I was the only patient here. Not only did they answer all of my questions, they had questions for me to make sure I was the right candidate for the surgery. After surgery and that weight started dropping off, my life started changing for the better.

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Lost 92lbs

Samantha's success story

I feel like a completely different person.

I had the gastric sleeve procedure. The driving factor behind me getting this procedure was my health. I didn't feel good physically or mentally. I had joint pains, even standing was difficult sometimes. Emotionally, this surgery completely turned my life around. I have so much more confidence. So much more happiness. I feel like a completely different person. I feel stronger. I feel able to accomplish more.