RIDGEWOOD, NJ, January 6, 2015 – The Valley Hospital has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery, recognizing Valley’s commitment to delivering exceptional patient care and treatment to women who undergo bariatric surgery procedures.
According to a study in April 2015 by the University of San Diego Health, 80 percent of patients who undergo bariatric surgery are female, despite equal rates of obesity among American men and women. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery shares that the most common bariatric surgery procedures are gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable gastric band.
Valley is among more than 300 hospitals that have met the highest standards set by The American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. By carrying the Women’s Choice Award seal, Valley has joined an elite network of hospitals committed to a global mission to empower women to make smart healthcare choices.
“We are proud to be recognized as one of the nation’s best hospitals for bariatric surgery, especially in the areas of female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.” said Melissa Bagloo, M.D., Director of the Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery. “It reflects our dedication to helping women achieve successful weight loss surgery and a higher quality of life through highly personalized and compassionate care.
The team of Valley’s Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery focuses on providing a multidisciplinary approach to bariatric surgery, offering patients personalized surgical options and a full spectrum of medical and support services to assist them in improving their health. In addition to Dr. Bagloo, the patient care team includes nutritionists, an exercise physiologist, a psychologist, and a dedicated office staff to help patients begin their weight loss journey and handle health insurance and other financial issues.
For more information about the Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery at The Valley Hospital, visit www.valleyhealth.com/obesity_surgery or call the Center at 201-251-3480. Free informational sessions and personalized consultations are offered.