Please join us in congratulating the dedicated surgeons of The Bariatric Surgery Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center for earning a 5-star Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award from Healthgrades. The surgery center is staffed primarily by surgeons from Advanced Laparoscopic Associates, and our own Dr. Hans Schmidt is the chief of the bariatric program.
Healthgrades rates hospitals and hospital departments based on safety and clinical outcomes. The Bariatric Surgery Center received five stars, easily beating out the three-star national average. Its actual rate of complications was a mere 1.7 percent, more than 50 percent lower than the national average.
Advanced Laparoscopic Associates offers a wide range of bariatric and general surgery procedures. We specialize in—and are one of the only practices in the region to offer—advanced surgical and nonsurgical techniques such as LINX for gastroesophageal reflux disease and AspireAssist for weight loss. If you need surgery to correct a medical condition or are seeking bariatric surgery, request an appointment today.