New Study Reveals Benefits of Bariatric Surgery Center Accreditation

Dr. Shahram Salimitari has enjoyed a successful career as a board-certified bariatric surgeon offering a multidisciplinary approach to weight loss. To stay abreast of updates in his field, Dr. Shahram Salimitari maintains membership with a number of professional organizations, including the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

ACS recently publicized a study by the University of California, Irvine, that found patients who underwent weight loss surgery at an accredited facility were less likely to encounter complications and were two times less likely to pass away in the hospital. Published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, the study suggests that bariatric surgery center accreditation contributes to enhanced operational safety and higher standards of surgical care. These findings support the efficacy of the recent accreditation movement, which was inspired by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ 2006 to 2013 mandate that limited bariatric surgery coverage to accredited facilities.

The researchers generated their findings by analyzing the results of 775,040 bariatric surgeries over a 10-year time span and controlled for advancements in the surgical field. After accreditation became more widely adopted, they found that surgical outcomes improved significantly.


Best Bike Rides in Los Angeles

Based in Los Angeles, Dr. Shahram Salimitari is a weight loss and bariatric surgeon. In his free time, Dr. Shahram Salimitari enjoys exploring the outdoors and biking on Santa Monica Beach.

Though the city may never win awards for being the most bike friendly, Los Angeles still offers several nice biking paths for those looking to explore the city on two wheels. Here are some of the city’s best paths:

Marvin Braude Bike Trail: Also known as the Strand, this 22-mile path runs along the LA beach, beginning in the north at Will Rogers State Beach and ending in the south at Torrance County Beach. The path runs through Venice, which is home to many popular restaurants.

Ballona Creek Bike Path: This path begins in Culver City and leads to the coast, meandering past the Ballona Wetlands, the Baldwin Hills, and the Santa Monica Mountains. It is now accessible by the Metro Rail system.

Griffith Park Bike Loop: Griffith Park is already famous for many attractions, including the Autry and the LA Zoo, but it also features a nine-mile bike loop that connects to the LA River Bike Path for more ambitious bikers.