PMC's Bariatric (Weight Loss) Program has achieved National Accreditation.

Fritz Rau, MD, Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Physicians Medical Center, announced that the hospital has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center of Excellence under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Hospitals that have achieved Center of Excellence (COE) designations  participate in a rigorous reporting process, acquire specific equipment geared toward meeting the needs of bariatric patients, submit to periodoc regulatory inspections and perform a minimum number of bariatric procedures annually. 

Physician Medical Center's COE accrediation signifies a level of excellence in the field of bariatric surgery.