Overlake Recognized by Healthgrades as a Five-Star Recipient for Bariatric Surgery Second Year in a Row

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Overlake Medical Center & Clinics announced it is five-star rated for bariatric surgery according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients. This five-star rating reflects Overlake’s dedication to delivering better-than-expected clinical outcomes for bariatric surgery and distinguishes them as one of the nation’s leading hospitals for specialty care.

“This designation is testament to the dedication of all members of Overlake’s Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery care team to improve the health and quality of life for our patients,” says Thien Nguyen, MD, director of metabolic and bariatric surgery at Overlake. “With obesity being the second-leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., safe, high-quality metabolic and bariatric surgery provides significant, long-term weight loss and helps prevent or resolve many obesity-related conditions, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers.”

Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide to identify the top-performing hospitals. This year’s analysis revealed significant variation in patient outcomes between five-star hospitals and one-star hospitals. From 2019 through 2021, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to five-star hospitals, on average, 201,586 lives could potentially have been saved, and 160,498 patients could have avoided potential complications. Additionally, from 2019-2021, patients having a Bariatric Surgery in hospitals with 5-stars have, on average, a 76.2% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals with 1-star*.

“We commend Overlake Medical Center & Clinics for their ongoing commitment to providing high-quality care to patients undergoing bariatric surgery,” says Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Consumers can feel confident that hospitals with a five-star rating by Healthgrades have demonstrated their ability to deliver consistently exceptional outcomes.”

Consumers can visit Healthgrades.com to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of the complete methodology here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2019 through 2021. Click here to view the complete 2023 Specialty Excellence Awards and Ratings Methodology.