White Plains Hospital Named a “Best Hospital for Bariatric Surgery” by Money Magazine

White Plains Hospital Named a “Best Hospital for Bariatric Surgery” by Money Magazine

White Plains, N.Y.  (February 20,  2023) – With  more  than  2,200  hospitals  surveyed,  White  Plains  Hospital  is  the  only  hospital  in  Westchester  County  ­–  and  one  of  nine  in  New  York  –  to  be  named  to  Money’s  “Best  Hospitals  for  Bariatric  Surgery”  list.  In  total,  101 hospitals  across  the  United  States  received  this  honor.

Bariatric  surgery  is  a  procedure  designed  to  help  seriously  obese  patients  lose  weight.  White  Plains  Hospital  is  an  accredited  Comprehensive  Center  under  the  Metabolic  and  Bariatric  Surgery  Accreditation  and  Quality  Improvement  Program  (MBSAQIP)  and  offers  preoperative  and  postoperative  care  designed  specifically  for  those  patients  who  are  committed  to  losing  a  significant  amount  of  weight  and  improving  their  health.

“This  honor  is  a  testament  to  the  patient-centric  approach  our  team  takes  when  it  comes  to  proper  care,”  said  Dr.  Philip  Weber,  Director  of  the  Division  of  Minimally  Invasive  Surgery,  Robotics  and  Bariatrics  at  White  Plains  Hospital.  “Weight-loss  surgery  can  increase  people’s  lifespan  and  decrease  their  risk  of  heart  attack,  stroke  and  certain  cancers,  so  patients  will  not  only  live  longer,  but better.”

Led  by  Dr.  Weber,  the  Hospital’s  comprehensive  approach  ensures  that  bariatric  surgical  patients  receive  multidisciplinary  care,  not  just  a  surgical  procedure,  which  improves  patient  outcomes  and  long-term  success.  The  bariatric  surgeons  at  White  Plains  Hospital  perform  two  types  of  minimally  invasive  bariatric  surgeries,  Laparoscopic  Roux-en-Y  Gastric  Bypass  and  Laparoscopic  Sleeve  Gastrectomy,  and  patients  are  supported  by  a  team  of  certified  registered  nurses,  psychologists,  nutritionists,  physical  therapists  and  plastic  and  reconstructive  surgeons  to  help  them  succeed.  The  Hospital  also  offers  monthly  support  groups  to  patients  following  surgery  to  help  them  develop  meaningful  relationships  with  others  on  the  same  journey.  More  information  about  White  Plains  Hospital’s  bariatric  surgery  program  can  be  found  here.

The  “Best  Hospitals  for  Bariatric  Surgery”  list,  developed  by  Money  in  partnership  with  the  Leapfrog  Group,  is  based  on  those  hospitals  and  surgery  centers  that  completed  Leapfrog  Surveys  in  2022.  The  Leapfrog  Group  is  a  nonprofit  organization  that  aims  to  help  consumers  make  informed  decisions  about  their  health  and  access  safe,  high-value  care.

To  qualify  for  the  list,  eligible  hospitals  were  required  to  meet criteria specific to bariatric surgery,  including  achieving  Leapfrog’s  standard  for  bariatric  surgery  quality  and  receiving  a  “B”  or  better  grade  on  the  organization’s  most  recent  “Hospital  Safety  Grade.”  White  Plains  Hospital  received  its  eighth consecutive “A”  from  Leapfrog  last  year  and  also  was  named  a  “Best  General  Hospital”  by  the  organization  in December,  making  it  one  of  115  in  the  United  States  and  one  of  just  two  hospitals  in  New  York  state  to  receive  that  distinction.


About White Plains Hospital 

White Plains Hospital is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System, serving as its tertiary hub of advanced care in the Hudson Valley. The Hospital is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. White Plains Hospital has outpatient medical facilities across Westchester, including multispecialty practices in Armonk, Larchmont, New Rochelle, Rye Brook, Somers and Yorktown Heights; and Scarsdale Medical Group locations in Harrison and Scarsdale.

The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and in 2022, White Plains Hospital received a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) — the highest distinction offered by that federal agency. In addition, the Hospital received its third Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a distinction held by only two percent of hospitals in the country. White Plains Hospital has consistently received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®, and in 2022 became the only Hospital in Westchester to be awarded an A Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group for the 8th time.