Bariatric Surgery Institute at McLaren Macomb earns re-certification from MBSAQIP

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.—The Bariatric Surgery Institute at McLaren Macomb earned a re-certification as a Comprehensive Center from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint national program of the American College of Surgeons and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

dr. carl pesta
Dr. Carl Pesta 

McLaren Macomb was first certified in May 2015. This re-certification was achieved following a thorough and extensive on-site review by an experienced bariatric surgeon. This accreditation is equivalent to the previous Center of Excellence designation from the MBSAQIP.

“Our patients come to us, putting their trust in our program and this designation as an accredited hospital gives them the confidence that our program has met the high level of standards set forth by the national committee in regards to excellence in patient care and safe quality outcomes,” said Dr. Carl Pesta, surgeon and medical director of the Bariatric Surgery Institute at McLaren Macomb. “It was with the tireless work of many dedicated people that our Institute originally earned this certification, and it was their continued high level of dedication that we earn this re-certification.”

Dr. Pesta also received the designation of an accredited surgeon with this inspection.

Meeting the standards set by the MBSAQIP ensures patients treated at the Bariatric Surgery Institute at McLaren Macomb receive “a multidisciplinary program, not just a surgical procedure, which improved patient outcomes and long-term success.” The designation also credits the hospital for continuously seeking improvements to enhance its process, structure and outcomes.

To earn the designation, the Institute met essential criteria for staffing, training, infrastructure and protocols for care, ensuring its ability to support patients with severe obesity.

According to the National Institutes for Health, approximately 15.5 million people in the United States are living with severe obesity, which increases the risks of morbidity and mortality because of obesity-associated diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and others. Bariatric surgical procedures have proven to be effective in the reduction of these comorbid conditions.

To learn more about bariatric surgery at the Bariatric Surgery Institute at McLaren Macomb, visit

About McLaren Macomb:
In January 2012, Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center became McLaren Macomb.

McLaren Macomb is a 288-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Clemens, Mich. More than 400 physicians and nearly 2,000 employees work at McLaren Macomb making it one of Macomb County’s top employers. McLaren Macomb provides a full range of services, including cancer and cardiovascular care. As Macomb County’s first verified trauma center, the hospital operates the busiest emergency department in Macomb County and is also an accredited chest pain center. McLaren Macomb has a rich history of providing high quality, compassionate health care and holds a strong position in the community it serves. To learn more, visit or follow our blog

About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 14 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 620,000 lives in Michigan and Indiana, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 49 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. McLaren has 26,000 employees and more than 85,500 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 350 facilities serving Michigan and Indiana.