Bariatric Experience and Teamwork

Our roots in performing weight loss surgery go back more than 30 years with the pioneering efforts of the late Dr. George Blackburn.

We are one of Boston's oldest and most experienced bariatric centers with a multidisciplinary, dedicated team of specially trained doctors, nurses, dietitians and social workers.

Respect and Dignity, Support and Encouragement

We work to provide caring and understanding through a quality of care that is personal and respects each individual's privacy. 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.

Hear from some of our patients about their weight loss surgery experiences at BIDMC.

MBSAQIP Accreditation

MBSAQIPseal2015The Weight Loss Surgery Center at BIDMC has achieved 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 accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), which 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.