Hannibal Regional Weight Management Solutions achieves national accreditation


Dr. Mujeeb Siddiqui, left, and Dr. Richie Goriparthi | Photo courtesy of Hannibal Regional

HANNIBAL, Mo.— Hannibal Regional Weight Management Solutions recently achieved the status of being nationally accredited as a comprehensive center from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, a joint quality program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Hannibal Regional Weight Management Solutions’ commitment to quality care begins with trained staff and the leadership of an experienced bariatric surgeon. The program is tasked with continuous review of surgical data as they continue improving the structure and outcomes expertise necessary to provide safe, efficacious and high-quality care to all metabolic and bariatric patients.

The accreditation assures the Weight Management Solutions team provides multidisciplinary care to patients which improves patient outcomes and long-term success.  Dr. Mujeeb Siddiqui, board-certified surgeon and medical director of bariatrics, said in a press release, “Our team is dedicated to providing excellent care to each patient we care for.  Weight loss surgery is life-changing, and our team is here to support our patients before and after they have their surgery.”

The Weight Management Solutions team is led by Siddiqui and Dr. Richie Goriparthi, who recently joined the team.  The team also has a nurse practitioner, a registered dietitian, a nurse and support staff dedicated to exceeding the expectations of patients throughout the progression to weight loss surgery and beyond. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates about 93 million adults in the United States are affected by obesity and that number continues to increase. Metabolic and bariatric surgery has proven to be effective in the reduction of comorbid conditions related to obesity.

For more information about the Weight Management Solutions program, call 573-248-5407.

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