Napa’s Queen of the Valley Medical Center meets all criteria as a
MBSAQIP-Accredited Center, according to national quality standards established
to deliver safe, high quality metabolic and bariatric
NAPA, CA – January 7, 2021: Patients seeking surgical treatment for obesity and its related conditions
have a high-quality choice for receiving care at a nationally accredited
program that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality
in the greater Napa area.
Scott Perryman, M.D., Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Director at Queen
of the Valley Medical Center, announced today that its bariatric surgery
center has been accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation
and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint Quality Program
of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
The MBSAQIP Standards,
Optimal Resources for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, ensure that metabolic and bariatric patients receive multidisciplinary
medical care, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success. MBSAQIP-Accredited
centers offer preoperative and postoperative care designed specifically
for patients with obesity.
Dr. Perryman explains, “At Queen of the Valley Medical Center we
have a comprehensive metabolic and bariatric surgery program offering
a range of medical and surgical options for patients in terms of weight
loss but beyond that we empower patients with emotional and psychological
awareness giving them the tools that last far beyond the surgery.”
Queen of the Valley Medical Center’s commitment to quality care begins
with expertly trained staff and the leadership of an experienced bariatric
surgeon. The program is tasked with continuous review of surgical data
as they continue improving the structure and outcomes expertise necessary
to provide safe, efficacious, and high-quality care to all metabolic and
To earn MBSAQIP Accreditation, Queen of the Valley Medical Center met essential
criteria for staffing, training, facility infrastructure and patient care
pathways, ensuring its ability to support patients with obesity. The center
also participates in a national data registry that yields semiannual reports
on the quality of its surgical outcomes and identifying opportunities
for quality improvement. The MBSAQIP Standards,
Optimal Resources for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, are published by the ACS and the ASMBS.
After applying for MBSAQIP Accreditation, centers undergo an extensive
site visit by an experienced bariatric surgeon who reviews the center's
structure, processes, and clinical outcomes data. Centers that earn accreditation
are awarded a specific designation level, depending on how many patients
it serves annually, critical care capabilities, the types of procedures
provided, and whether it provides care to patients under the age of 18.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates about 93
million adults in the United States are affected by obesity and that number
continues to increase. The disease of obesity increases the risks of morbidity
and mortality because of the diseases and conditions that are commonly
associated with it, such as type II diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular
disease, and cancer, among other health risks. Metabolic and bariatric
surgery has proven to be effective in the reduction of comorbid conditions
related to obesity.* Working together, the ACS and the ASMBS have developed
accreditation standards for metabolic and bariatric surgery to assist
patients with obesity in identifying centers that provide optimal patient care.
*Buchwald H, Avidor Y, Braunwald E, et al. Bariatric Surgery: A Systematic
Review and Meta-analysis.
JAMA. 2004;292(14):1724-1737. DOI:10.1001/jama.292.14.1724.
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About Queen of the Valley Medical Center
Queen of the Valley Medical Center is a 208-bed, acute care facility founded
by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. The Queen is the largest healthcare
facility and one of the largest employers in Napa County. Services provided
include a regional heart center; orthopedic center and cancer center approved
with commendations by the American College of Surgeons; the Peggy Herman
Neuroscience Center, a neurosurgery program affiliated with UCSF; a Women’s
Center; maternity and infant care; inpatient and outpatient minimally
invasive surgery; and a full-service emergency department and trauma center,
amongst many other specialty services. More information about Queen of
the Valley Medical Center can be found at
About the American College of Surgeons
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is a scientific and educational
organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards
of surgical education and practice and to improve the quality of care
for surgical patients. Its achievements have placed it at the forefront
of American surgery and have made the College an important advocate for
all surgical patients. The College has more than 82,000 members and is
the largest organization of surgeons in the world.
About the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) is the
largest organization for metabolic and bariatric surgeons in the world,
with more than 4,200 members. It is a not-for-profit organization that
works to advance the science of metabolic and bariatric surgery. The ASMBS
is committed to educating medical professionals and the lay public about
metabolic and bariatric surgery, including the associated risks and benefits,
as a treatment option for obesity.