Bariatric Center designated as Institute of Excellence August 17, 2015

The CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Bariatric Center, located on the CHRISTUS Hospital – St. Elizabeth campus, has been designated as an Aetna Institute of Excellence for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care.

"We are proud to be recognized for our Bariatric expertise and the quality of care we provide to our patients through every step of the process, from the initial consultation to ongoing care after surgery," says Jerome Schrapps, M.D., Medical Director, CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Bariatric Center. “With this certification, this gives us the ability to care for any and all patients with Aetna insurance, giving those patients who are obese who are struggling with weight loss a place to turn for a solution to a healthier lifestyle.”

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.

The CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Bariatric Center helps people safely and permanently achieve their long-term weight loss goals, whether through gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy or lap band surgery. Since the center’s inception, they have performed over 1,000 successful surgeries.

For more information on the CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Bariatric Center visit online or call 409-839-LOSE (5673).