A local health center is recognized as the first and only accredited program in the area.
The Freeman Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center is now accredited as a "Comprehensive Center" through the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
This means the center meets the highest standards for quality of care and patient safety.
Program directors say it provides great outcomes for losing weight and comprehensive services to help keep it off.
For more information on the Freeman Bariatric Center you can attended there free seminars, which are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.