Since the appearance of metabolic and bariatric surgery in medical literature, all the rights and wrongs done, all the experience gained and date acquired, have led to a set of standards. SRC consolidated this knowledge with its own experience and leadership in the field of metabolic and bariatric surgery and formed SOEMBS accreditation program. All of the standards in this program have been designated with the goal of the continuous improvement of the healthcare services and eventually reaching ‘excellence’.
These standards can be summarized as:
-Regular in-service training of clinic personnel (surgeons, OR technicians, nurses…)
-Each participant must perform a certain number of cases annually and the complication level of these cases must be in ‘excellent’ level as accepted in literature.
-Participant’s knowledge and training regarding about metabolic and bariatric surgery must be complete and up-to-date. Surgeons must participate to a certain number of acknowledged local and international congresses annually. Both the training and congress participation must be properly documented.
-All the furniture in the clinic such as beds, chairs, toilets must meet the needs of metabolic and bariatric patients.
-Patients’ data must be shared with the BOLD database.
-Regular patient meetings must be performed.
-A proper patient follow-up system must be present and all the patients must be informed of this follow-up program.
Associate Prof. Alper Celik has successfully met these requirements and been found worthy of the ‘Surgeon of Excellence’ accreditation. Under the leadership of Dr. Alper Celik and with its expert doctors, clinic personnel and excellent clinical set up, Metabolic Surgery Clinic has proven itself as one of the best centers both in Turkey and in the world.