North Cypress Medical Center January 05, 2017

North Cypress Medical Center has been named as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare.  The award signifies that North Cypress Medical Center is in the top 8% of 4,789 U.S. hospitals reviewed.

The methodology for the bariatric surgery award is unique in that it combines national accreditations, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results and hospital outcome scores with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences. It is the only award recognizing excellence in bariatric surgery based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.

North Cypress Medical Center achieved the America’s Best distinction by meeting the following criteria:

  • Accreditation by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery joint-sponsored Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)
  • At least 72% of patients reporting on the HCAPHS survey that they would definitely recommend the hospital
  • A high patient safety ranking based on 11 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ measures of infection and complication rates

North Cypress Medical Center is one of 384 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for bariatric surgery across the U.S.

As the FDA approves more bariatric procedures and treatment options increase, the Women’s Choice Award is helping women make educated, confident decisions about where they should go to get the very best care,” said Delia Passi, Founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “There are many women who struggle with their weight, especially as they age.  For some, diet and exercise alone aren’t enough and they need to turn to bariatric procedures to reduce their weight for their overall good health.”

An American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery study found that the risk of death from any cause is considerably less for bariatric patients than for individuals affected by severe obesity who have never had the surgery. The data show that cancer mortality is reduced by 60 percent for bariatric surgery patients and death as a result of diabetes and heart disease is reduced by more than 90 percent and 50 percent, respectively.

“North Cypress is thrilled to have been recognized by Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Top Hospitals in Bariatric Surgery. Bariatric Surgery assists those who battle obesity in achieving weight loss and better overall health through helping to lower blood pressure, improve diabetes, heart disease and more. I am proud of our bariatric surgeons, nurses and support staff for their dedication to making this a top program,” states North Cypress CEO and Chairman of the Board, Dr. Robert A. Behar.

More information on the America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery - Womens Choice Awards.