We offer a full spectrum of surgical services including Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery, General Surgery, Hernia and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Heartburn (GERD) surgery, and CoolSculpting services. Click on the service lines on the right to learn more about the specifics of each.
Surgical Clinic of Louisiana offers a comprehensive weight loss program that includes counseling, education, and support before and after the procedure itself. Our patients are achieving amazing, lasting weight loss results. We believe that our patients’ success is a responsibility we share, which is why our comprehensive program is structured to go beyond just the weight loss surgery to include the medical, nutritional, and emotional support and guidance that will help ensure you reach your goal.
BARIATRIC SURGERY CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
Following several years of development, recruitment of dedicated and caring team members, evaluation of various surgical procedures, and implementation of stringent patient care processes, our high standards and exceptional outcomes have been recognized and awarded the highest honor achievable by bariatric surgeons around the world.
“This certification as a center of excellence has been the result of years of hard work by our surgeons, nurses, staff, and support systems, and is an achievement of which we are all very proud,” said Dr. David Treen, founder of the Surgical Clinic of Louisiana, and director of the Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®.
According to Dr. Peter Lundburg, “Being certified as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence enables us to provide surgical weight loss options to a much broader group of patients. This would include Medicare beneficiaries, as well as other patients whose insurance companies require a Center of Excellence for their patients having bariatric surgery benefits.”
In recent years, surgeons performing weight loss surgery recognized the need to establish standards for quality as well as mechanisms to report their results into a collective database. The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery was instrumental in establishing guidelines and criteria for hospitals and surgeons to be designated as Center of Excellence. Facilities and surgeons with this certification have distinguished themselves as meeting the necessary standards of quality, and participate in the collection of data defining their results.
Among the requirements for certification as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®, are that the hospital must perform at least 125 weight loss operations annually, and each surgeon must perform a minimum of 50 bariatric surgery procedures per year. In addition, treatment pathways, nursing protocols, specialty physician consultation availability, and bariatric specific equipment and instrumentation are required.
Dr. Treen and Dr. Lundburg, along with West Jefferson Medical Center, are recipients of this certification as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®, and continue to place quality, safety, and results at the forefront of our effort to provide bariatric surgery services to our community and referring physicians, with “compassion and respect”.