Guthrie Weight Loss Center Earns Level 1 Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons

Guthrie Weight Loss Center has been accredited as a Level 1 facility under the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). As such, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recognized Guthrie Weight Loss Center and allows expanded Medicare coverage of bariatric surgery for beneficiaries of all ages who have been diagnosed with other health problems associated with obesity.

“To be nationally recognized as an ACS BSCN Level 1 facility, the Guthrie Weight Loss Center has demonstrated its excellence in clinical care and outcomes for even the most challenging bariatric surgery patients,” said Joshua Alley, MD, FACS, Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery. “We are extremely proud to receive this important distinction in recognition of the individualized and comprehensive care our Weight Loss Center team provides for every patient, every time.”

As a Level 1 bariatric surgery facility, the Guthrie Weight Loss Center has met the essential criteria that ensure its ability to support a bariatric surgical care program and the institutional performance requirements outlined by the BSCN Accreditation Standards.

To learn more about Guthrie Weight Loss Center visit www.guthrieweightlosscenter.org or call 570-887-3920.