West Suburban Medical Center Earns Blue Distinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery

The Center for Bariatric Surgery and Medical Weight-Loss at West Suburban Medical Center is designated as a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Bariatric Surgery. Our bariatric team achieved this “plus” certification for delivering high-quality, safe and cost-effective care.

The Blue Distinction Center+ designation is awarded by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association only to those bariatric surgery centers with a proven track record for delivering better results, including fewer complications and readmissions, than other providers.

It also means that the West Suburban Medical Center team provides a full range of patient assessment, treatment planning, complex inpatient care and major surgical weight-loss treatments for adults — all delivered by medical specialists with distinguished expertise and subspecialty training. West Suburban Medical Center performs appropriate bariatric surgeries using robotics to achieve minimally invasive patient benefits including smaller incision, faster recovery, less blood loss and minimal scarring.

To become a Blue Distinction® Center (BDC), a provider must meet overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. To become a Blue Distinction® Center+ (BDC+), a provider also meet cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Individual outcomes may vary. National criteria is displayed on www.bcbs.com.

A local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for facilities located in its own service area. For details on local Blue Plan Criteria, a provider’s in-network status or your own policy’s coverage, contact your local Blue Plan. Each hospital’s cost index is calculated with data from its local Blue Plan. Hospitals in CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in two Local Blue Plans’ areas, resulting in two cost index figures; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether one or both cost index figures must meet BDC+ national criteria. Neither the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for damages or non-covered charges resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers.

Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) met overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for facilities located in its own service area; for details, contact your Local Blue Plan. Blue Distinction Centers+ (BDC+) also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Each facility’s cost of care is evaluated using data from its Local Blue Plan. Facilities in CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in two Local Blue Plans’ areas, resulting in two evaluations for cost of care; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether one or both cost of care evaluation(s) must meet BDC+ national criteria. National criteria for BDC and BDC+ are displayed on www.bcbs.com. Individual outcomes may vary. For details on a provider’s in-network status or your own policy’s coverage, contact your Local Blue Plan and ask your provider before making an appointment. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for non-covered charges or other losses or damages resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers.