Atlanta General and Bariatric Surgery Center earns Comprehensive Center accreditation: 5 points

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Atlanta General and Bariatric Surgery Center earned accreditation as a Comprehensive Center from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.

Here are five points:

1. The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program is an American College of Surgeons and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery joint program.

2. As per MBSAQI standards, centers must prove surgical patients obtain a multidisciplinary program, as opposed to only a surgical procedure, that yields enhanced patient outcomes.

3. To qualify for accreditation, a center must provide their severely obese patients preoperative and postoperative care.

4. A bariatic surgeon toured Atlanta General and Bariatric Surgery Center for a site visit and analyzed the center's structure, process and clinical outcomes data.

5. Chris Hart, MD, William Johnson, MD, and Michael Williams, MD, own Atlanta General and Bariatric Surgery Center.

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