Bariatric Centers of Accreditation

Why Choose a Mercy Bariatric Center?

Most of Mercy’s Bariatric programs have achieved prestigious accreditation through either

  • The American Society of Metabolic Surgeons (ASMBS) or
  • The Surgical Review Corporation (SRC)

Centers go through a rigorous reporting and inspection process to become accredited.

Along with having certain types of equipment and training geared towards the bariatric patient, they also have to perform a minimum number of bariatric procedures annually to maintain their standing.

Basically, accreditation signifies a level of excellence in the field of bariatric medicine that means better outcomes for patients. Some insurance carriers require that you have your surgery at an accredited center, but it’s a good idea even if your insurance does not require it.

The chart below highlights our accredited programs:

Ft. Smith, Arkansas

Mercy Bariatric Center - Fort Smith 9303 Rogers Avenue Suite 301 Fort Smith, AR 72903 Phone: 479-314-2561

Northwest Arkansas

Mercy Bariatric Center - Northwest Arkansas 1001 S. Horsebarn Road Rogers, AR 72758 Phone: 479-338-2266

Festus, Missouri

Mercy Bariatric Center - Jefferson 1400 Highway 61 South Suite G50 Festus, MO 63028 Phone: 636-933-8135

Joplin, Missouri*

Mercy Bariatric Center - Joplin 100 Mercy Way Suite 440 Joplin, MO 64804 Phone: 417-781-4404 *Working towards accreditation

Springfield, Missouri

Mercy Bariatric Center - Springfield 325 E. Cherokee Springfield, MO 65804 Phone: 417-820-3282

Washington/4 Rivers Area, Missouri

Mercy Bariatric Center - Washington 851 E. Fifth Street Washington, MO Phone: 636-861-7891