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RWJ Hamilton Designated Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
Medical Director Earl Noyan, MD Recognized for Outstanding Results
Dr. Noyan
Date: 3/10/2010

HAMILTON, NEW JERSEY— Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (RWJ Hamilton) announced that the hospital’s bariatric program in partnership with Earl Noyan, MD has been designated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).  The ASMBS Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery.

 

“This designation from the ASMBS is an important distinction that defines the quality bariatric surgery program available at RWJ Hamilton,” says Skip Cimino, RWJ Hamilton President and CEO.  “Dr. Noyan is a talented surgeon with an impeccable reputation, and this designation further exemplifies that fact.”

 

To earn a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation, RWJ Hamilton and Dr. Noyan underwent a series of site inspections during which all aspects of the program’s surgical processes were closely examined and data on health outcomes was collected. Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), an organization dedicated to pursing surgical excellence, formulates and establishes the rigorous standards with which Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence must comply, thoroughly inspects and evaluates each candidate for designation, and upon review recommends approval of designation for those physicians and facilities whose practices and outcomes meet the stringent demands set forth by SRC for ASMBS.

 

Obesity has become a significant national health issue, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting that 66 percent of all US adults are overweight or obese.  Morbid obesity is closely correlated with a number of serious conditions that severely undermine the health of overweight patients, including heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.  Bariatric surgery can help obese patients manage these conditions.

 

 

 


About American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) is the largest society for this specialty in the world.  Founded in 1983, the purpose of this society is to advance the art and science of bariatric surgery by continued encouragement of its members to: pursue investigations in both the clinic and the laboratory; interchange ideas, information and experience pertaining to bariatric surgery; promote guidelines for ethical patient selection and care; develop educational programs for physicians, paramedical persons and lay people; and promote studies and quality assurance.  For more information about ASMBS, go to ASMBS.org.

 


About Surgical Review Corporation

Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) is an independent, non-profit organization governed by industry stakeholders and dedicated to advancing the safety, efficacy and efficiency of bariatric and metabolic surgical care worldwide.  To accelerate best practices development for the treatment of morbid obesity and its associated conditions, SRC launched center of excellence programs for bariatric surgery and developed the Bariatric Outcomes Longitudinal Database (BOLD).  SRC has already designated nearly 650 surgeons as well as more than 350 hospitals and free standing outpatient facilities, and BOLD is now the world’s largest repository of clinical bariatric surgery patient data.  For more information, visit surgicalreview.org.

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