The Center of Excellence in Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery program is an OSSI initiative aimed at Indian national patient safety and quality improvement available to all bariatric surgeons and facilities across the nation. The COEBMS program reflects the specific needs of obese patients and the unique roles and responsibilities of bariatric and metabolic surgery providers.
Safe patient care is the result of both the individual surgeon and the facility where the surgery is performed. The COEBMS certification is therefore awarded to a facility and its associated surgeons who have successfully completed the designation process, which enables patients to distinguish providers who have met the state-of-the-art requirements with regards to volume, manpower and facility for delivering high-quality perioperative and long-term follow-up care.
|1||Continental Hospitals||Hyderabad||Dr. Mahidhar Valeti||15.08.2018|
|2||Apollo Hospitals||Chennai||Dr. Raj Palaniappan||01.11.2018|
|3||Manipal Hospital||New Delhi||Dr. Randeep Wadhawan||20.01.2019|
|4||ILS Hospitals||Kolkota||Dr. Om Tantia||15.11.2018|
|5||Jammu Hospital||Jalandhar||Dr. Gurvinder Jammu||01.12.2018|
|6||Aster CMI Hospital||Bengaluru||Dr. H.V. Shivaram||15.12.2018|
|7||Belle Vue Clinic||Kolkata||Dr. Safaraz Baig||15.12.2018|
|8||Indraprastha Apollo Hospital||New Delhi||Dr. Arun Prasad||15.09.2018|
|9||Max Super Speciality Hospital Saket||New Delhi||Dr P.K.Chowbey||24.01.2019|
|10||Asian Baraitrics||Ahmedabad||Dr. Mahendra Narwaria||24.01.2019|
|11||Gem Hospital||Coimbatore||Dr. Praveen Raj Palanivelu||24.01.2019|
|12||Virinchi Hospitals||Hyderabad||Dr. Surendra Ugale||24.01.2019|
|13||Wockhardt Hospital||Mumbai||Dr. Ramen Goel||24.01.2019|
|14||Kular Hospital Bija||Ludhiana||Dr. Kuldeepak Singh Kular||24.01.2019|
|15||Aastha Bariatrics||Mumbai||Dr. Manish Motwani||24.01.2019|
|16||K.D.Hospital||Ahmedabad||Dr. Manish Khaitan||01.05.2019|
|17||TODS Centre||Bengaluru||Dr. Tulip Chamany||15.12.2018|
|18||Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital||New Delhi||Dr. Atul NC Peters||01.01.2020|
|19||Laparo-Obeso Centre||Pune||Dr. Shashank Shah||15.07.2020|
|20||Mohak Hi-Tech Speciality Hospital||Indore||Dr. Mohit Bhandari||01.12.2020|
|21||AIG Hospitals||Hyderabad||Dr. Abhishek Katakwar||15.06.2021|
|22||Livlife Hospital||Hyderabad||Dr. Nandakishore Dukkipati||01.11.2021|
|23||Khyati Multispeciality Hospital||Ahmedabad||Dr. Sanjay Patolia||01.04.2022|
|24||CK Birla Hospital||New Delhi||Dr. Sukhvinder Singh Saggu||15.04.2022|
|25||BLK-Max Super Speciality Hospital||New Delhi||Dr. Deep Goel||16.11.2022|
|26||Max Super Speciality Hospital Vaishali||New Delhi||Dr. Vivek Bindal||27.12.2022|
The primary requirement for applying to COE is that the applicant surgeon should be a member of OSSI for at least a period of 3 years at the time of application. The application facility should have a dedicated bariatric / metabolic surgery department functioning for at least a period of 12 months at the time of application. The department should also have entered their three years surgical data in to the registry by the time of inspection.
The applicant surgeon / facility has performed at least 50 qualifying bariatric surgery procedures including restrictive, malabsorptive and revisional procedures in the preceding 12 months. Also, each applicant surgeon has performed at least 200 qualifying bariatric surgery procedures in their lifetime. All these procedures should have been entered in the OSSI Registry. Application failing to comply with the above clause will not be considered for COE.
Each applicant facility and surgeon meets surgical outcomes benchmarks for mortalities, complications, readmissions and reoperations.
The following procedures, whether open, laparoscopic, and robotic qualify:
The following procedures, whether open, laparoscopic, robotic also qualify when performed on bariatric surgery patients:
Applicant facilities and surgeons are required to meet the following outcomes benchmarks.
Overall mortality for all bariatric surgery procedures performed at the applicant facility: 0.2%-0.4% at 90 days
Complications: ≤10% at 90 days
Readmissions: ≤8% at 90 days
Reoperations: ≤5% at 90 days
The applicant/ bariatric surgeon would be the Programme Director.
A four-member Bariatric coordination committee would need to be constituted with the following members:
Physician / Endocrinologist
The applicant holds interdisciplinary team meetings at least quarterly to ensure that decisions related to bariatric surgery are addressed in a comprehensive manner. The minutes of the meetings need to be recorded and will be checked by the assessor. The Director would be primarily responsible for coordinating the interdisciplinary services and guidelines for bariatric surgery.
This would comprise of
Full time with 24 hour coverage
On-site within 30 minutes of request:
The facility is also able to identify the following consultative staff:
The applicant facility has policies and guidelines in place that require applicant / all eligible bariatric surgeons to have qualified call coverage, and the applicant surgeon certifies that each covering surgeon is capable of identifying and treating bariatric surgery complications.
The applicant surgeon spends a significant portion of his efforts in the field of bariatric surgery and completes continuing medical education. The applicant surgeon is a general/ gastrointestinal surgeon by the highest certifying authority, is a member of OSSI for at least 3 years. The applicant surgeon has privileges as both a bariatric and general surgeon at the applicant facility. The application facility should have a dedicated department of bariatric and metabolic surgery under which all the protocols, guidelines and SOP’s are functioning.
The applicant formally adopts and implements clinical pathways that facilitate the standardization of perioperative care for the relevant procedure:
The applicant provides organized and supervised support groups for all patients who may undergo or have undergone bariatric surgery.
The applicant / facility would be committed to spread the science of safe Bariatric surgery. At least two courses/ CME’S would be conducted every year by the facility to impart teaching and training of surgeons in the field of Bariatric and Metabolic surgery.
1. The application for the accreditation will be filled online through official OSSI website www.theossi.com. The application will be accompanied with an online payment to the OSSI account for a non-refundable amount of Rs 100,000/= (One lakh only). Subsequent to receiving the fees OSSI President will credential the application and if approved, appoint two assessors for an onsite inspection. The cost of travelling and local hospitality for the assessors will be taken care by OSSI. Subsequent to the inspection, if the facility is approved , the accreditation will be valid for a period of 3 years.
In case the assessors suggest certain changes/ modifications , the same would need to be completed in a period of one month by the applicant/facility and proof would need to be submitted to the assessors for the final report.
2. Facilities already approved by the SRC as Centre Of Excellence would be exempted from inspection and will be given the accreditation after applying online along with the payment of non-refundable fees of Rs 100,000/= (One lakh only). However, the application will still be credentialed by OSSI president before approving the COE for these centres.
3. Revalidation of the applicant/ facility will take place after three years. Revalidation non-refundable fees of Rs 100,000/=(One lakh only) is to be submitted with online payment to the 'OSSI' account.
An onsite inspection of the facility by a single assessor will be done. The cost of travelling and local hospitality for the assessor will be taken care by OSSI.
4. If the Programme Director leaves the facility, it would cease to exist as a "Centre Of Excellence". A fresh application with a new Programme Director would need to reapply and meet the desired criteria.
The certification would carry the:
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