Comprehensive Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accredited Quality Improvement Program by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The MBSAQIP has accredited the Weight Loss Surgery Program at Bristol Hospital as a comprehensive center. This means that our program has undergone an independent, voluntary and rigorous peer evaluation in accordance with nationally recognized bariatric surgical standards. This accreditation also supports continuous quality improvement and reinforces our commitment to safe and effective outcomes. Our weight loss surgery program is designed to help patients reach their weight and health improvement goals in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. The Bristol Hospital weight loss surgery program also received Blue Care Distinction, and is an Aetna Institutes of Quality recipient which measures patient satisfaction, level of care, and post surgical readmission rates.