Bariatric surgeons who take a very personal approach to a very personal decision
We know that weight loss surgery is a big decision—and that you have options.
So whether you’re just starting to think about bariatric surgery or you’re getting serious about taking the next step, we want you to know that our team is here for you.
From the very beginning, you’ll have direct contact with our bariatric surgeons and care providers at Main Line Health. Our dedicated team is here to advise and educate you, and also help you work through any challenges and concerns you may have.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, call 484.476.6230.
Our program highlights:
- Stress education and preparedness – We help you mentally and physically get ready for this major change in your life. We’re with you for every step of your weight loss journey, in preparation for your procedure and for the long term, to make sure you stay on track.
- Minimally invasive bariatric techniques – We perform all of our procedures through tiny incisions or with no incisions at all, minimizing your downtime from your life and loved ones.
- Coordinated care in one location – You’ll also be able to have your coordinated appointments with specialists such as nutritionists and counselors, all in one place on the same day, at times that work for you.
Bariatric program highlights: Three years after surgery1
|Measure||Baseline||Three years after surgery|
|Average weight||279.4 lb.||189.4 lb.|
|Mean body mass index (BMI)||44.78||30.552|
|Presence of obstructive sleep apnea||60% of patients||13.6% of patients|
|Presence of hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol)||26.4% of patients||19.7% of patients|
|Presence of hypertension||46.1% of patients||24.2% of patients|
|Presence of diabetes||22.1% of patients||11.4% of patients|
1 Outcomes based on data collected for all patients undergoing bariatric surgery (all procedures types) at the Bariatric Center at Bryn Mar Hospital from February 1, 2012 through May 31, 2019. Outcome measures represent averages across all patients.
2 Mean BMI at three years after surgery was lower than national benchmark.
Our bariatric surgeons and the rest of our bariatric team continue to care for you after surgery with long-term support and follow-up. We are deeply committed to your weight loss success and lifelong health.
Ready to join us at an upcoming seminar or online webinar? Register now or give us a call for more information or to schedule a consultation at 484.476.6230.
Recent awards and honors
Bryn Mawr Hospital – Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) Accredited – Comprehensive Center
Bryn Mawr Hospital Bariatric Surgery has earned the MBSAQIP Accredited – Comprehensive Center designation from the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) for delivering safe, high-quality care for bariatric surgical patients. Accreditation follows a rigorous review process during which a bariatric surgical center proves that it can consistently deliver safe, effective, evidence-based care and standards of practice.
Bryn Mawr Hospital – Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery
Independence Blue Cross awarded Bryn Mawr Hospital's Bariatric Program the Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery for quality and excellence.
Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) met overall quality measures, developed with input from the medical community. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for providers located in its own service area; for details, contact your Local Blue Plan. Blue Distinction Centers+ (BDC+) also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Each provider’s cost of care is evaluated using data from its Local Blue Plan. Providers in CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in two Local Blue Plans’ areas, resulting in two evaluations for cost of care; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether one or both cost of care evaluation(s) must meet BDC+ national criteria. National criteria for BDC and BDC+ are displayed on bcbs.com. Individual outcomes may vary. For details on a provider's in-network status or your own policy's insurance coverage, contact your local Local Blue Plan and ask your provider before making an appointment. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for non-covered charges or other losses or damages resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers.
Bryn Mawr Hospital – Aetna Institute of Quality
Aetna awarded Bryn Mawr Hospital's Bariatric Program the Aetna Institute of Quality for excellence in quality outcomes.