Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery Outcomes

at Community Medical Center

Welcome to Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery at Community Medical Center. At this facility we utilize an enhanced recovery pathway for our surgical patients. Enhanced Recovery is an evidence-based approach designed to help people recover more quickly from surgery. We will work closely with you and your support system to help ensure a safe and speedy recovery.

Preparing for Bariatric Surgery at Community Medical Center

Be Involved in Your Care

Community Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center are high reliability organizations, which means that our number one priority is to keep you safe. We ask our patients to become involved in their plan of care which will allow for better communication and will create an environment in which you feel informed, involved, and most of all safe.

We encourage you to be an active participant on your health care team by doing the following:

  • Learning about your procedure and how you can become involved in your recovery
  • Always speaking up if your something doesn’t seem right to you

Early Recovery After Surgery Patient Pathway

early recovery after surgery patient pathway

Post Surgery HELP Card

  • Please call your surgeon with any questions or concerns, or if you experience any of the following:
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Fatigue
    • Wound Issue
    • Dehydration
    • Fever
    • Diarrhea
    • Nausea and Vomiting
  • For an emergency: Call 911
  • If you are not sure: Call your surgeon’s office. During non-office hours you will be directed to the answering service. Please leave a message and the on-call surgeon will return your call.
  • At another hospital: Call your surgeon’s office.
  • For something non-urgent: Call your surgeon’s office during regular business hours to speak with a nurse or staff member that can assist you.

Enhanced Recovery After Bariatric Surgery (PDF)

Bariatric Surgery Program Outcomes

MBSAQIP Accredited Center At Community Medical Center, we are an Accredited Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Comprehensive Center. This prestigious designation from the American College of Surgeons consists of maintaining high level standards of care for our patients.

Our metabolic and bariatric surgery team tracks and evaluates many performance measures and compares them to national data to see how we are doing compared to other bariatric centers. The data we collect:

  • Surgical volumes
  • Clinical outcomes for Sleeve Gastrectomy surgeries
  • Clinical outcomes for Gastric Bypass surgeries

Surgical Volumes

Bariatric programs that perform a higher volume of surgeries have better outcomes. Below is a breakdown of surgical volume at Community Medical Center for Calendar Year 2023:

CMC Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery Surgical Volumes

Clinical Outcomes – Sleeve Gastrectomy

At Community Medical Center, our rate of complications for Calendar year 2023 are relatively low and we perform better than other bariatric centers nationwide. Here is a breakdown of how we compare to national averages.

Chart: Clinical Outcomes - Sleeve Gastrectomy

Clinical Outcomes – Gastric Bypass

Our rate of complications for Gastric Bypass surgeries are better than national averages as well.

Chart: Clinical Outcomes - Gastric Bypass

We will continue to monitor our patient outcomes to ensure they are receiving the highest level of quality care.

Data source: Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBS AQIP) national data registry.


Amber Cutone, MSN, CBN, RN-BC, Regional Director, Bariatric Surgery

Denise FitzGerald, BSN, CBN, Patient Navigator

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