Hurley Bariatric Center announces it received three star quality status

FLINT — Hurley Medical Center, the region’s leader in Bariatrics, continues to offer the newest in weight loss surgery: the Sleeve Gastrectomy. Hurley Medical Center is the only hospital in the region performing this procedure.

To date, more than 100 residents have undergone this life-changing surgery, which is also covered by Blue Care Network and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan insurance.

Today, Hurley Bariatric Center was reaccredited for three years with 3 Star Quality Bariatric Center status by CIGNA. CIGNA Healthcare is the for-profit health insurance company which operates under the CIGNA corporation umbrella. CHC operates health plans throughout much of the United States and in a growing list of countries around the world.

Of 252 Michigan facilities performing weight loss surgery, Hurley Bariatric Center is the only one to receive 3 Star Quality status. CIGNA reserves the 3 Star Quality designation for only those facilities that achieve the highest score for both patient outcomes and cost efficiency.

Hurley Bariatric Center is a Level 1-A facility, receiving full approval from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN).

Hurley offers a comprehensive array of weight loss procedures. In addition to the Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hurley performs laparoscopic Roux-en-Y, open Roux-en-Y, and adjustable gastric banding procedures.

“Receiving this Three-Star Quality Bariatric Center status from CIGNA goes hand in hand with the outstanding and life-changing surgical procedures we offer patients day in and day out. At Hurley, we provide the most comprehensive clinical care with an individualized approach for all bariatric patients. We work closely with each patient to provide the best treatment options for successful weight loss, and provide the support these patients and their families need every step of the way,” says Jamal Farhan, MD, FACS, director, Hurley Bariatric Program and bariatric surgeon.

To visit the award-winning Hurley Bariatric Center website or for information about an upcoming free informational weight loss seminar, go to:

The Hurley Bariatric Center has performed more than 4,000 life-changing surgeries since opening its doors more than a decade ago. HBC was the first bariatric center established in Genesee County. Among its distinctions, HBC is verified as a Level 1A Bariatric Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the highest designation available. — G.G.

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