BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced that
it has been named a Blue Distinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery by
Blue Cross Blue Shield, demonstrating quality care that is more affordable,
treatment expertise and better overall patient results.
“We’re proud of what we have achieved for patients, especially
when it comes to lower rates of complications post-surgery and fewer hospital
readmissions,” said Dr. Jonathan Taylor, medical director of the
bariatric program. “Delivering exceptional care and results is a
team effort, and we are honored to be recognized for helping restore the
health of our community.”
Blue Distinction Centers+ for Bariatric Surgery provide a full range of
bariatric surgery care, including surgical care, post-operative care,
outpatient follow-up care and patient education. BRG’s team includes
weight loss surgeons, bariatric nurses trained in caring for the weight
loss surgery patient and registered dietitians experienced in making eating
after weight loss surgery fun and healthy.
BRG’s weight management and weight loss options include non-surgical,
medically supervised nutrition counseling and weight loss programs in
addition to bariatric surgery.
Learn more about bariatric surgery and other weight loss services at
here or by calling (225) 819-1104.
About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community
hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General
opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community
with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital
since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as an affiliate of Tulane University
School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including
a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine
Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine
Fellowship Program. For more information, visit
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