DHR Bariatric and Metabolic Institute becomes an Aetna Institute of Quality® Bariatric Surgery Facility

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Pictured Above: [left to right] Michael Martinez, M.D.; Robert Alleyn, M.D.; Belinda Jordan, M.D.; Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D.; Guadalupe Aranguena Sharpe, M.D.; Manish Singh, M.D.
Pictured Above: [left to right] Michael Martinez, M.D.; Robert Alleyn, M.D.; Belinda Jordan, M.D.; Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D.; Guadalupe Aranguena Sharpe, M.D.; Manish Singh, M.D.
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Edinburg, TX— Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (DHR BMI) is proud to announce that it has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Bariatric Surgery Facility for treating individuals living with morbid, or extreme, obesity. To achieve this designation, DHR BMI met strict measures of clinical quality, cost efficiency, and access for bariatric surgery.

Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of health care services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their health care needs. In line with this goal, Aetna recognizes hospitals and facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions. Facilities are selected for their unique expertise in consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care.

“Obesity is a major public health concern in our community. At DHR’s Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, we know that the management of obesity is not a simple, one step procedure,” states Dr. Manish Singh, Medical Director of the Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Bariatric and Metabolic Institute. “The real solution is monitoring to ensure patient safety while providing the most effective weight-loss surgery.”

The Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Bariatric and Metabolic Institute is a comprehensive program aimed to provide patients with world-class care and personalized attention as they work towards their weight loss goals. The program offers proven and effective techniques for treating obesity and its related complications using a team approach. The full-time support team, which includes surgeons, a psychiatrist, dietitians, exercise physiologists, a bariatrician, and specialized nurses, is dedicated to providing the best pre-operative and post-operative care for every patient.

“Our ability to provide safe, effective weight loss solutions for the Rio Grande Valley requires a strong commitment from our health system and the expertise of our wide array of healthcare professionals,” states Marissa Castañeda, DHR Senior Executive Vice President. “We are proud to be recognized as an Aetna Institute of Quality® Bariatric Surgery Facility; it confirms the hard work that our team does to help patients live healthier lives.”

Castañeda continues, “Patients who are seeking weight loss surgery can rest assured that DHR BMI is certified and recognized for its quality care and dedication to the achievement of their weight loss goals. This designation is valuable in helping patients make the best decisions for their health care.

To get more information about the Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, please call (956) 362- LOSE (5673) or visit our website at www.rgvweightloss.com.