Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco Recognized for Excellence in Surgical Practice

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Bay Area surgeons at Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco were recognized by the Surgical Review Corporation for high quality and excellence of their practice.

After a highly rigorous process, the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) has announced that Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco satisfactorily met the standards set forth and have been designated as an American Society of Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.

Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco, and three of its members: Dr. Gregg H. Jossart, Dr. Paul T. Cirangle, and Dr. John J. Feng, have received the ASBS Surgery Center of Excellence designation for being able to document and demonstrate the proper resources to perform safe bariatric surgery, and in recognition of a proven track record of excellent short and long-term outcomes for their patients.

In response to the recognition from the SRC, Dr. Cirangle stated, “Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco and our surgeons have worked very hard to create a first-rate surgical center for bariatric procedures, and we are extremely gratified by the acknowledgment.” He added, “The center hopes to continue improving in all facets of weight-loss surgery procedures like gastric bypass, lap band, duodenal switch, and Roux en Y, because obesity remains America’s most serious epidemic.”

Surgical Review Corporation, an organization dedicated to surgical excellence, promotes the delivery of surgical care with the highest levels of efficacy, efficiency and safety. It promotes bariatric surgery as the only effective therapy for morbid obesity and its complications, including hypertension, diabetes, asthma, cardiopulmonary failure, infertility and stress incontinence. Because bariatric surgery is a complex and challenging procedure, SRC and ASBS identified the need to recognize the centers that perform well and to help surgeons and hospitals reach optimal levels of performance.

About Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco:

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Laparoscopic Associates is the only group in the Western United States to perform all weight-loss surgeries laparoscopically. They specialize in Lap Band Surgery, Vertical Gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y Surgery, and the Duodenal Switch.

More information about weight-loss surgery can be found on LAPSF’s Website, http://www.lapsf.com, or by contacting Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco, 2100 Webster Street, Suite 518, San Francisco, CA 94115, phone: 415-561-1310, fax: 415-561-1731.

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