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The Valley Hospital Bariatric Surgery Program


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The Valley Hospital is proud to offer a comprehensive weight loss surgery program that focuses on providing optimal patient care, achieving exceptional patient outcomes, and ensuring patient comfort. The hospital is equipped with state of the art medical equipment, private patient rooms, and nursing staff trained specifically in the care of the bariatric patient.  Guided imagery and aromatherapy are available to each patient upon request.  From the moment you enter Valley, you are met with dedicated staff excited to assist you in your weight loss journey.  

In order to ensure the highest quality in patient care, Valley Hospital adheres to standards as set forth by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).  After undergoing a detailed review, the hospital has again achieved national recognition and has been named a MBSAQIP Accredited Comprehensive Center.  This prestigious designation assists patients in identifying centers that provide not only optimal surgical care but extensive pre-operative education, preparation for surgery, and lifelong follow up care.  The program includes a multidisciplinary approach, offering patients personalized surgical options and a full spectrum of medical and support services including nutritionists, behavioral therapists and a host of ancillary support professionals.  

“We are thrilled that we have once again received full accreditation as a Comprehensive Center,” said Melissa Bagloo, M.D., FACS, Medical Director of Valley’s Center for Bariatric Surgery and Weight-Loss Management.  “This recognition acknowledges our unremitting commitment to quality improvement and patient safety for metabolic and bariatric surgery patients.”

In the United States, around 15.5 million people suffer from severe obesity, according to the National Institutes of Health, and the numbers continue to increase.  Obesity increases the risks of morbidity and mortality due to associated diseases and conditions, such as type II diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, among other health risks.  Metabolic and bariatric surgical procedures have repeatedly been proven to improve quality of life and comorbid conditions related to severe obesity.  We invite you to attend one of our seminars for more detailed information regarding your options for weight loss management.

All bariatric surgeons at Valley Hospital are board certified and verified MBSAQIP surgeons.  In addition to Dr. Bagloo, Valley's bariatric surgeons include Vadim Gritsus, M.D. For more information, or an appointment with Dr. Bagloo, please call 201-251-3480. For an appointment with Dr. Gritsus, please call 201-265-0080

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