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.
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 accreditation 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.
Leaders in Safety
Dr. Daniel Jones, Director of the Weight Loss Surgery Center, received the 2015 Patient Safety and Quality Award from the ASMBS Foundation. The foundation’s annual LEAD awards honor leaders in the field of bariatric surgery. The Patient Safety and Quality Award recognizes a single individual who has made significant contributions to improving patient safety and quality of care for bariatric patients.
Respect and Dignity
We work to provide caring and understanding through a quality of care that is personal and respects each individual's privacy. We see our patients as people with specific, unique 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.