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El Camino Hospital Bariatric Surgery Program Re-Accredited as Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence

Mountain View, CA - January 10, 2014 - The El Camino Hospital Bariatric Surgery Program recently achieved its re-accreditation as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the leading bariatric specialty organization in the country.

This accreditation means that the Bariatric Surgery program operates at the highest levels of professional quality and patient care. The team, led by Bariatric Nurse, Karen Thomas, underwent a rigorous process of evaluations to ensure the highest levels of quality across safety, training, follow-up, and surgical volume standards.

"We are proud to have once again achieved Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence accreditation, as it assures our patients that we can provide consistent, high quality care," said Prithvi Legha, MD, medical director of the Bariatric Surgery program. "From pre-surgical consultations to ongoing post-surgical support, our team brings an unparalleled level of expertise to help our patients at every stage in the process."

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