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:

MBSAQIP Accredited Sites

Mercy Bariatric Services - Springfield

Mercy Bariatric Center - Northwest Arkansas

Mercy Bariatric Center - Jefferson

Mercy Bariatric Center - Washington

Centers of Excellence in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

Mercy Bariatric Center - Fort Smith

Sites Working Towards Accreditation

Mercy Bariatric Center - Joplin