Weight Loss Surgery Hospital in MA Receives Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence Classification
If you are a candidate of adjustable gastric banding, gastric sleeve or gastric bypass you are surely looking for a top-ranked weight loss surgery hospital. One such hospital is the Hallmark Health’s Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford.
The Surgical Review Corporation has given the Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation to Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford, Massachusetts, one of only 375 hospitals to receive this distinction in the U.S., and one of only 250 to receive the distinction in bariatric surgery.
In addition to this notable designation, Blue Cross and Blue Shield classified Lawrence Memorial Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery. The staff at the bariatric surgery center is comprised of surgeons, nurses, psychologists, dietitians and respiratory therapists, all experts that are a necessary component of a successful surgery and continuing care.
Center of Excellence Offers Most Common Surgical Procedures
The program at Lawrence Memorial Hospital offers patients the full range of weight loss surgery options including traditional types of surgery such as gastric bypass, as well as the laparoscopic approach.
The staff believes that their reputation has been built by having unparalleled patient care, high results, and follow up care including post-surgery appointments with surgeons, ongoing support groups, and sessions with nutritionists.
Dr. Sheldon Randall who is the program’s director has conducted over 6,000 bariatric surgeries throughout his career and believes that patients are going to the program at Lawrence Memorial Hospital because of the individualized care and the feeling that they are a priority to the staff.
While Dr. Randall began many of the programs that are in operation in the Boston area today, he feels that the personalized treatment and care at Lawrence Memorial Hospital is unmatched at other facilities.
Medical Problems Cured at Medford MA Hospital with Bariatric Surgery
Dr. Randall says that patients are not only healthier after surgery, but happier and able to do many more things than before having the surgery.
Patients typically turn to weight loss surgery after trying a variety of diets and exercise and find that they just aren’t successful.
Dr. Randall has said that many medical difficulties such as diabetes, cardiac issues, and even sleep apnea have been tremendously improved, if not alleviated. This statement is backed by the following results:
• 80% of their patients no longer need insulin.
• 100% of their patients need less medication.
• 65% of their patients do not take blood pressure medication anymore.
• Many patients no longer have sleep apnea, and both body image and levels of energy have soared.
• Patients who have problems related to their joints and had been turned down for joint surgery earlier are now eligible because of the weight loss.
There are three surgeons on staff at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford.
1. Sheldon Randall, MD;
2. Andras Sandor, MD; and
3. Khaled Yehia, MD
They are all experts in their field.
Dr. Randall was noted by the Massachusetts Healthcare Quality Initiative as being the state’s surgeon who has performed the most bariatric surgeries. His level of success and safety are recognized because of his dedication to his profession and his expertise in his field. Dr. Randall has also worked as a professor at Harvard Medical School and is also currently teaching at Tufts School of Medicine.
Read more about the Bariatric and Weight Management Program at Hallmark Health’s Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford.