Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery

Careful consideration is the utmost importance for anyone considering weight-loss surgery. For Money and The Leapfrog Group's inaugural list of Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery, we pick the hospitals with the best abilities to perform these types of surgeries, with a close look at volume and safety. Search below for a look at what hospitals perform best.
Hospital Volume
Surgeon Privilege
Safety Grade

Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas

373 Yes Does A

Saline Memorial Hospital

Benton, Arkansas

208 Yes Does B

Enloe Medical Center

Chico, California

187 Yes Does A

Palmdale Regional Medical Center

Palmdale, California

99 Yes Does B

Sharp Memorial Hospital

San Diego, California

288 Yes Does A

Centura Health-Parker Adventist Hospital

Parker, Colorado

332 Yes Does A

Evans Army Community Hospital

Fort Carson, Colorado

81 Yes Does Not Graded

Saint Mary's Hospital

Waterbury, Connecticut

300 Yes Does B

St. Vincent's Medical Center Holdings, Inc, DBA

Bridgeport, Connecticut

429 Yes Does B

Stamford Health

Stamford, Connecticut

115 Yes Does Not B

George Washington University Hospital

Washington, District of Columbia

147 Yes Does Not B

Broward Health Coral Springs

Coral Springs, Florida

120 Yes Does Not A

Flagler Hospital

Saint Augustine, Florida

124 Yes Does A

Gulf Coast Medical Center

Fort Myers, Florida

263 Yes Does Not A

HCA Florida Brandon Hospital

Brandon, Florida

198 Yes Does A

HCA Florida Memorial Hospital

Jacksonville, Florida

259 Yes Does B

HCA Florida Pasadena Hospital

Saint Petersburg, Florida

54 Yes Does B

HCA Florida West Marion Hospital, A part of HCA Florida Ocala Hospital

Ocala, Florida

122 Yes Does A

Larkin Community Hospital - Palm Springs Campus

Hialeah, Florida

213 Yes Does A

Orlando Health- Orlando Regional Medical Center

Orlando, Florida

790 Yes Does A

Doctors Hospital of Augusta

Augusta, Georgia

221 Yes Does A

Fairview Park Hospital

Dublin, Georgia

100 Yes Does A

Phoebe Sumter Medical Center

Americus, Georgia

100 Yes Does B

Southern Regional Medical Center

Riverdale, Georgia

56 Yes Does B

Tripler Army Medical Center

Honolulu, Hawaii

57 Yes Does Not Not Graded

Ascension Saint Alexius

Hoffman Estates, Illinois

109 Yes Does Not B

NorthShore University HealthSystem -Evanston Hospital

Evanston, Illinois

114 Yes Does Not B

NorthShore University HealthSystem-Highland Park Hospital

Highland Park, Illinois

68 Yes Does Not B

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

Winfield, Illinois

183 Yes Does A

Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital

Geneva, Illinois

161 Yes Does A

Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, Illinois

333 Yes Does A

University of Chicago Medical Center

Chicago, Illinois

120 Yes Does A

Lutheran Hospital of Indiana

Fort Wayne, Indiana

87 Yes Does B

Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center

Lafayette, Louisiana

112 Yes Does B

Thibodaux Regional Health System

Thibodaux, Louisiana

52 Yes Does A

MedStar St. Mary's Hospital

Leonardtown, Maryland

118 Yes Does A

Boston Medical Center

Boston, Massachusetts

385 Yes Does B

Emerson Hospital

Concord, Massachusetts

350 Yes Does A

Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital

Grand Rapids, Michigan

389 Yes Does B

Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital

Zeeland, Michigan

335 Yes Does A

Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Jackson, Mississippi

140 Yes Does A

Lee's Summit Medical Center

Lee's Summit, Missouri

81 Yes Does B

Great Plains Health

North Platte, Nebraska

65 Yes Does B

Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center

Las Vegas, Nevada

827 Yes Does A

Northern Nevada Medical Center

Sparks, Nevada

122 Yes Does B

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals - San Martin Campus

Las Vegas, Nevada

138 Yes Does B

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Lebanon, New Hampshire

178 Yes Does Not A

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

Paramus, New Jersey

182 Yes Does Not A

Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell

Pennington, New Jersey

51 Yes Does A

Clara Maass Medical Center

Belleville, New Jersey

358 Yes Does B

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

Englewood, New Jersey

340 Yes Does A

Hackensack Meridian Bayshore Medical Center

Holmdel, New Jersey

271 Yes Does A

Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack, New Jersey

558 Yes Does A

Hackensack Meridian Health JFK University Medical Center

Edison, New Jersey

248 Yes Does B

Hudson Regional Hospital

Secaucus, New Jersey

88 Yes Does A

Jefferson Stratford Hospital

Stratford, New Jersey

352 Yes Does Not A

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

New Brunswick, New Jersey

866 Yes Does B

St. Luke's Warren Campus

Phillipsburg, New Jersey

94 Yes Does A

St. Mary's General Hospital

Passaic, New Jersey

192 Yes Does A

Lovelace Medical Center-Downtown

Albuquerque, New Mexico

72 Yes Does B

Lovelace Westside Hospital

Albuquerque, New Mexico

167 Yes Does B

Huntington Hospital

Huntington, New York

451 Yes Does A

Mather Hospital

Port Jefferson, New York

808 Yes Does A

NYU Langone Hospitals

New York, New York

607 Yes Does A

NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island

Mineola, New York

257 Yes Does A

North Shore University Hospital

Manhasset, New York

211 Yes Does A

Peconic Bay Medical Center

Riverhead, New York

93 Yes Does B

St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center

Roslyn, New York

160 Yes Does A

Syosset Hospital

Syosset, New York

150 Yes Does A

White Plains Hospital

White Plains, New York

75 Yes Does A

Atrium Health Cabarrus

Concord, North Carolina

345 Yes Does B

Mission Hospital

Asheville, North Carolina

236 Yes Does A

Rex Hospital, Inc.

Raleigh, North Carolina

651 Yes Does A

Bailey Medical Center LLC

Owasso, Oklahoma

560 Yes Does A

Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center

Hillsboro, Oregon

87 Yes Does Not A

Willamette Valley Medical Ctr

McMinnville, Oregon

77 Yes Does B

Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital

Greensburg, Pennsylvania

94 Yes Does Not A

Lancaster General Hospital

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

246 Yes Does B

Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest

Allentown, Pennsylvania

663 Yes Does B

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital

Darby, Pennsylvania

192 Yes Does A

St. Luke's Hospital - Allentown Campus

Allentown, Pennsylvania

313 Yes Does A

St. Luke's Monroe Campus

Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

82 Yes Does A

UPMC Hamot

Erie, Pennsylvania

220 Yes Does Not A

The Miriam Hospital

Providence, Rhode Island

216 Yes Does B

Lexington Medical Center

West Columbia, South Carolina

304 Yes Does A

Prisma Health Hillcrest Hospital

Simpsonville, South Carolina

335 Yes Does B

Memorial Hospital Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tennessee

150 Yes Does Not A

Tennova - Turkey Creek Medical Center

Knoxville, Tennessee

332 Yes Does A

The University of Tennessee Medical Center

Knoxville, Tennessee

210 Yes Does Not A

Tristar Centennial Medical Center

Nashville, Tennessee

310 Yes Does A

Vanderbilt University Hospital

Nashville, Tennessee

593 Yes Does A

Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital

Lebanon, Tennessee

85 Yes Does B

Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston, Texas

295 Yes Does A

Lake Granbury Medical Center

Granbury, Texas

90 Yes Does B

Medical City Dallas

Dallas, Texas

402 Yes Does A

Mission Regional Medical Center

Mission, Texas

90 Yes Does A

St. Mark's Hospital

Salt Lake City, Utah

352 Yes Does A

Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital of Richmond

Richmond, Virginia

292 Yes Does B

CJW Medical Center - Chippenham Campus

Richmond, Virginia

84 Yes Does B

Parham Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, Virginia

424 Yes Does A

Reston Hospital Center

Reston, Virginia

463 Yes Does A

Money and The Leapfrog Group's Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery examines hospitals and surgeons that reach a certain performance volume and safety grades.

For the complete methodology, click here.