Designation for bariatric excellence renewed

The UI Obesity Surgery program at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics recently received a renewal of its designation as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Surgical Review Corporation.

Designation as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence signals to health care professionals and consumers that UI Hospitals and Clinics meets or exceeds nationally recognized standards of care for bariatric (weight loss) surgery.

UI Hospitals and Clinics also is recognized as a United Resource Networks Bariatric Resource Services Centers of Excellence and a Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery.

For more information, visit UI Health Care at www.uihealthcare.org/weight.