Hackensack University Medical CenterHans J. Schmidt, MD is the Chief, Division of Bariatric Surgery, as well as Director, Center for Bariatric Medicine and Surgery. Douglas R. Ewing, MD is the Fellowship Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Program.
Hackensack University Medical Center is continuing to prove that “impossible” is just an opinion. The hospital has created an environment that encourages medical innovation to flourish by recruiting top doctors and giving them freedom to push research and treatments beyond traditional thinking. Here are a few of the awards Hackensack University Medical Center has earned:
- Ranked #1 Hospital in NJ – U.S. News & World Report
- One of America’s 50 Best Hospitals™ – Healthgrades
- Distinguished Hospital Award — Clinical Excellence Award™ – Healthgrades
- 25 Gold Seals of Approval™ – Joint Commission
MBSAQIP Accredited Bariatric Surgery Center
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) combined their respective national bariatric surgery accreditation programs into a single unified program to achieve one national accreditation standard for bariatric surgery centers, the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®).
MBSAQIP works to advance safe, high-quality care for bariatric surgical patients through the accreditation of bariatric surgical centers. A bariatric surgical center achieves accreditation following a rigorous review process during which it proves that it can maintain certain physical resources, human resources, and standards of practice. All accredited centers report their outcomes to the MBSAQIP database. Learn More
With you every step of the weigh.
For many people, losing weight can be a challenge. Sometimes, it takes expert medical advice and support to help you lose the weight you want to lose.
The Hackensack University Medical Center is one of the leading obesity treatment centers in the New York metropolitan area. It offers the tools, treatment, and support you need to lose weight and live a healthier life.
For additional information, all prospective patients are invited to attend a free educational seminar.
Seminars are a great source of information about the procedure you are considering, and they allow you to meet the surgeons as well as ask any questions you may have. You may also have the opportunity to meet some post-operative patients.