Maureen Curran Kleinman
Marketing and Communications
Ridgewood, NJ – December 13, 2010 – The Valley Hospital’s weight loss (bariatric) surgery program has once again been named a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The ASMBS Center of Excellence designation recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery.
Valley’s program earned this prestigious designation following an extensive application process and site review, as well as scrutiny of patient data and health outcomes. Valley was awarded a three-year recertification, which is reserved for those applicants who meet or exceed the requirements outlined by the ASMBS.
The ASBS Centers of Excellence program was created to improve the quality and safety of the care provided while recognizing the top-notch bariatric surgery centers. The ASMBS Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® (BSCOE) designation helps identify where patients can expect to receive safer and more effective surgical treatment.
“We’re proud to have received this distinction,” said program director Beth Schrope, M.D., Ph.D. “It serves as a confirmation of the outstanding care Valley’s bariatric surgeons provide.”
In addition to Dr. Schrope, Valley’s bariatric surgeons include Marc Bessler, M.D.; Miguel R. Silva, M.D.; Melissa Bagloo, M.D.and Vadim Gritsus, M.D. In addition to the surgical team, Valley’s bariatric surgery program also combines the talents of additional physicians, nutritionists, behavioral therapists, and a host of ancillary support professionals to empower individuals to succeed at the unique challenges of losing and controlling their weight.
For more information, or an appointment with Drs. Bagloo, Bessler, Schrope, or Silva, please call 201-634-5500. For an appointment with Dr. Gritsus, please call 201-447-1969. Residents of Orange and Sullivan Counties in New York, and Pike County in Pennsylvania, can arrange an appointment with one of Valley’s bariatric surgeons at Valley Specialty Care in Middletown, New York, by calling 1-845-343-8666.