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Women's Choice Award
The Valley Hospital has received the 2018 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery for a third consecutive year, recognizing Valley’s commitment to delivering exceptional patient care and treatment to women who undergo bariatric surgery procedures.
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. Data also showed 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.
This award signifies that Valley is one of 422 U.S. hospitals that have met the highest standards for bariatric surgery, placing it among the top 9 percent of more than 4,800 hospitals reviewed for meeting 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 Bariatric and Weight Loss Surgery. “It reflects our dedication to using the highest standards for bariatric surgery and personalized, compassionate care to help women achieve successful weight loss and a higher quality of life.”
Bariatric surgery can have a major positive impact on longevity and disease-fighting ability for patients who are obese and unable to lose weight. A recent study found that the risk of death is considerably less for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery. Data has shown that cancer mortality is reduced by 60 percent for bariatric surgery patients and mortality as a result of diabetes and heart disease is reduced by more than 90 percent and 50 percent, respectively.|
“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,” said Delia Passi, Founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “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.”