Albemarle, NC (PRWEB) October 15, 2012
Stanly Surgical Weight Loss Center recently received the prestigious 5-Star PRC National Excellence in Healthcare Award for 2012. Not only did the weight loss center receive 5 stars for overall quality of care, but Dr. Eric Mallico bariatric surgeon received 5 stars for overall quality of doctor care and office manager and nurse practitioner Patti Shoe received 5 stars for overall quality of provider care as well.
The 5 star recognition awarded by the PRC, validates years of patient focused hard work by the Stanly Surgical Weight Loss Center staff as well as those at Stanly Regional Medical Center with which the center is affiliated. A constant focus on patient comfort and the utmost in safety has made Stanly Surgical Weight Loss Center one of the premier bariatric surgery programs in Central North Carolina.
The Stanly Surgical Weight Loss Center offers two major bariatric surgery procedures – the gastric sleeve also known as the sleeve gastrectomy and the gastric band commonly referred to by trade names Realize® Band and Lap-Band®. Each of these procedures have been proven effective in the long term fight against obesity and its related diseases. Indeed, hundreds of patients who have had surgery at our center have lost upwards of 80 percent of their excess body weight.
Bariatric surgery is currently the only long-term effective solution to obesity and its related diseases, including type II diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and sleep apnea. Many of these diseases are improved or resolved within days or weeks after the procedure is performed. Of course every surgical procedure comes with the degree of risk and patients considering bariatric surgery should attend a free weight-loss seminar held monthly at the Stanly Surgical Weight Loss Center office to learn more about the procedures available to them and what life after surgery entails.
“We are very proud to receive this prestigious national award which is shared with each and every member of the Stanly Surgical Weight Loss Center staff, each of whom worked tirelessly to enhance our patients’ experiences.” says Dr. Mallico. “It is wonderful to be recognized for the hard work that makes our weight loss center so special, both in North Carolina and throughout the nation."
Free weight loss surgery seminars are available to those who may be interested in a weight loss surgery procedure. The center also offers comprehensive non-surgical medical weight loss program to those who may not be ideal candidates for surgery.
About Stanly Surgical Weight Loss Center
Stanly Surgical Weight Loss Center is a premiere bariatric surgery and medical weight loss program in central North Carolina affiliated with Stanly Regional Medical Center. The program offers gastric banding and gastric sleeve procedures for those suffering from obesity. Dr. Mallico, Medical Director of the weight loss program and Chief of Surgery at Stanly Regional Medical Center, has extensive experience in both general and bariatric surgery with over 150 procedures since 2010. The Stanly Surgical Weight Loss Center has transformed the lives of over 300 patients through patient-focused, effective surgical and non-surgical weight loss techniques.