Losing weight through diet and exercise, and then regaining it, is a cycle that repeats itself for many people. This struggle, combined with common weight-related conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, leaves patients discouraged about their ability to live healthy lives.

Helping Obese Patients through NewStart Medical Weight Management

Specialists affiliated with Memorial Hermann’s NewStart™ Medical Weight Management Program use a scientifically based medical approach to weight loss. The process is different from traditional weight loss models because it is a personalized plan that focuses on sustainable change and long-term follow up. Many patients have learned from earlier failed attempts that losing weight too quickly with fad diets or supplements is rarely successful and also can be very expensive.

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American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized 78 of an eligible 607 hospitals participating in the adult program for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2021. Hospitals participating in ACS NSQIP are required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures; these outcomes are then analyzed by ACS and reported back to the hospitals. These results inform patient safety initiatives within the hospital and impact the quality of surgical care for all patients.

Memorial Hermann’s NSQIP-recognized hospitals:

  • Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center
  • Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center

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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) refers to pathways developed by a multidisciplinary team for a surgical specialty and facility culture that are patient-centered and evidence-based. The purpose of the pathways is to help reduce the patients’ surgical stress response, optimize their physiologic function and facilitate their recovery.

Memorial Hermann has embraced this paradigm shift in post-surgical care by re-examining traditional practices and replacing them with evidence-based best practices when necessary. The ERAS program spans general surgery, OB/GYN surgery, colorectal surgery and cardiothoracic procedures.

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Value Outcomes Reporting