Oct 25, 2023 Monmouth Medical Center Reaccredited by Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program®

Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program® Meets all National Quality Standards Established to Deliver Safe, High Quality Metabolic and Bariatric Patient Care

 Anne Vogel Family Care & Wellness Center Group

From left at the Anne Vogel Family Care & Wellness Center are Dmitry Oleynikov, MD, Chair of Surgery at Monmouth Medical Center; bariatric surgeons Steven Binenbaum, MD, and Frank Borao, MD, Medical Director, Center for Bariatrics at MMC; and Gurdeep S. Matharoo, MD; and Lisa Ryan, APN, Advanced Practice Nurse with the Center for Bariatrics.

Long Branch, N.J. – Patients seeking surgical treatment for obesity and its related conditions at The Center for Bariatrics at Monmouth Medical Center (MMC) have the assurance they are receiving care at a nationally accredited program that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality.

MMC’s Bariatric Surgery Center was recently re-accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint Quality Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) as an ACS Quality Partner.

Its commitment to quality care begins with expertly trained staff and the leadership of an experienced bariatric surgeon. According to bariatric surgeon Frank Borao, M.D., FACS, FASMBS, Medical Director, Center for Bariatrics, the program is tasked with continuous review of surgical data as they continue improving the structure and outcomes expertise necessary to provide safe, efficacious, and high-quality care to all metabolic and bariatric patients.

“Our outstanding quality of care, low complication rate and the region’s highest level of surgical experience distinguish our bariatric surgery program,” Dr. Borao says.

The MBSAQIP Standards, Optimal Resources for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, ensure that metabolic and bariatric patients receive multidisciplinary medical care, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success. MBSAQIP-Accredited centers offer preoperative and postoperative care designed specifically for patients with obesity.

“Monmouth Medical Center is the leader in minimally invasive surgery, and was one of the first in New Jersey to perform laparoscopic gastric bypass and is among the highest experienced centers in the tri-state area,” Dr. Borao says. “We offered the first Bariatric Surgery Center in the region, and our surgeons have vast experience and have compiled the lowest complication rate in New Jersey for bariatric surgery, and one of the lowest in the nation, at less than 1 percent. Because of their level of skill, Monmouth has been recognized as one of the outstanding bariatric surgery centers in the state.”

To earn MBSAQIP Accreditation, Monmouth Medical Center met essential criteria for staffing, training, facility infrastructure and patient care pathways, ensuring its ability to support patients with obesity. The center also participates in a national data registry that yields semiannual reports on the quality of its surgical outcomes and identifying opportunities for quality improvement. The MBSAQIP Standards, Optimal Resources for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, are published by the ACS and the ASMBS.

After applying for MBSAQIP Accreditation, centers undergo an extensive site visit by an experienced bariatric surgeon who reviews the center's structure, processes, and clinical outcomes data. Centers that earn accreditation are awarded a specific designation level, depending on how many patients it serves annually, critical care capabilities, the types of procedures provided, and whether it provides care to patients under the age of 18.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates about 93 million adults in the United States are affected by obesity and that number continues to increase. The disease of obesity increases the risks of morbidity and mortality because of the diseases and conditions that are commonly associated with it, such as type II diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, among other health risks. Working together, the ACS and the ASMBS have developed accreditation standards for metabolic and bariatric surgery to assist patients with obesity in identifying centers that provide optimal patient care.

To learn more or to make an appointment with The Center for Bariatrics at Monmouth Medical Center, call 732-923-6070.

Contact: Kathy Horan
(732) 546-6317