Bariatric Rehabilitation CentersWritten by admin on July 8th, 2010
Bariatric treatment centers should be approved by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery including the Breath and Lung Institute, the Reflux and Swallowing Center , Body Contouring Following Weight Loss, and the Molloy Diabetes Center for Adults. Others are the Bariatric Surgery Rehabilitation Program, Center for Trauma Recovery and Adult Outpatient Psychology Services, or the Institute for Sleep-Wake Disorders.
The American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Bariatric Surgery are the two institutions that accredited bariatric treatment centers for their excellence, adhering to the established norms and ethics practiced by professionals and institutions dedicated to bariatrics.
People suffering from severe obesity may find all the support and help they need through one of the different treatment centers nationwide. Controlling their obesity timely may significantly decrease the risks of morbidity and mortality associated to excessive overweightness.
Conditions leading to mortality in obese patients include diseases such as sleep apnea, gallbladder disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, heart attack and cardiovascular disease, stroke, and even some forms of cancer. Bariatric treatment centers usually have general medicine offers and specialists to diagnose and treat such diseases.
According to the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, the total number of bariatric procedures in the United States was 71,733 in 1998, growing to 13,386 during 2002. Dr Neil E. Hutcher, president of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery said. “It is essential that bariatric centers nationwide provide optimal levels of performance to ensure patients’ health and well being”.
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