Posted in Health Care, April 7, 2021
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The Bariatric Surgery Center at Hillsboro Medical Center has received national accreditation by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

The center underwent an extensive site visit and was evaluated on the program’s structure, processes, and clinical outcomes data. The survey concluded that we met all the rigorous standards to support patients with obesity.

“Patients wanting surgical treatment for obesity and related health problems can now receive exceptional care at a nationally accredited program, right here in Hillsboro,” said Farah Husain, M.D., division chief of bariatric surgery at OHSU. “This is a wonderful example of how the partnership between Hillsboro Medical Center and OHSU is bringing more health care options to the community.”

Since 2018, Dr. Husain and Dr. Brandice Durkan have performed over 69 laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgeries at Hillsboro Medical Center. The surgery removes about 80 percent of the stomach, leaving a pouch the size of a banana. The smaller stomach means a patient takes in less food and absorbs fewer calories.

Obesity affects more than 93 million people in the United States, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The disease increases the risks of health issues, including type II diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. Metabolic and bariatric surgical procedures have proven to be successful in reducing two or more conditions (comorbidities) related to severe obesity.

Learn more about OHSU Bariatric Services »