About the Weight Loss Surgery Center
Experience and Teamwork
Our roots in performing weight loss surgery go back more than 30 years with the pioneering efforts of Dr. George Blackburn. We are one of Boston's oldest and most experienced centers with a multidisciplinary, dedicated team of specially trained doctors, nurses, dietitians, social workers, and exercise physiologists.
Center of Excellence
We are proud to be the first in the country to achieve the highest level accreditation from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for our safe, comprehensive program and our commitment to excellence in the care and treatment of people undergoing weight loss surgery. We are now accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), which combines the accreditations of the ACS and the American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. This accreditation requires a rigorous peer evaluation in accordance with nationally recognized standards and on-site visits by a trained MBSAQIP bariatric surgeon surveyor.
Respect and Dignity
We work to provide caring and understanding, through a quality of care that is personal and with respect to individuals' privacy. We see our patients as individuals with specific needs.
Support and Encouragement
We are dedicated to providing education and assistance, through the entire weight loss process. Access to all disciplines will provide the tools needed to reduce risks to health and aid in weight loss success.
Science and Innovation
We are a program dedicated to providing the best treatment options available by advancing technology, surgical techniques, and education. Our program provides a full range of state-of-the-art open and laparoscopic surgical procedures and treatments. Our relationships with others within the Harvard system allows us to offer leading-edge treatments derived from the most up-to-date research.