Newswise — CHICAGO, IL – Lakefront Bariatrics of Chicago has received a national accreditation indicating it meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care.

Lakefront Bariatrics, part of Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, received the accreditation as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®).

The MBSAQIP accreditation is a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

The MBSAQIP standards ensure that bariatric surgical patients receive multidisciplinary care that improves outcomes and long-term success. Lakefront Bariatrics offers pre- and post-operative care specifically designed for extremely obese patients.

To earn the Comprehensive Center designation, Lakefront Bariatrics met criteria for staffing, training, facility infrastructure and care protocols.

Lakefront Bariatrics offers obesity treatments that have been clinically proven to be safe and effective, including LAP-BAND®, sleeve gastrectomy and the new non-surgical ORBERA Balloon™.

Lakefront Bariatrics focuses on personalized care and wellness for life. Mercy Hospital's central location offers easy access via public transportation and major expressways.

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