Trident Health System
June 03, 2015

N. Charleston, South Carolina – The Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) announced this week that the Coastal Carolina Bariatric Center has been recognized among more than 1,350 practices within HCA as the number one physician services practice in patient satisfaction for four consecutive years.

“I can’t even begin to tell you how happy this makes me,” said Neil McDevitt, M.D., director of Bariatric Services and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. “It’s a true testament to the entire community and their buy-in to see our patients healthy again. This accomplishment recognizes the amount of time the staff places in the bariatric program. We really champion our patients, and invest in them.”

Located at 109 Burton Ave., Suite E, Coastal Carolina Bariatric Center is Summerville Medical Center’s nationally accredited weight loss surgery program and offers several safe and highly effective weight loss surgery options including minimally invasive, laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding or LAP-BAND® surgery and vertical sleeve gastrectomy. Earlier this year, the practice earned national distinction as a comprehensive Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for their work to advance safe, high-quality care for bariatric surgical patients.

“This recognition is not only for our office, but it’s because of the experience patients get through the whole Summerville Medical Center hospital. From administrative support to the nursing staff, everyone is involved in patient care. It is all of us that make the experience good,” said Dr. McDevitt. Dr. McDevitt and his team at Coastal Carolina Bariatric Center have a personable, patient-centered and compassionate approach to patient care, and are dedicated to helping people who are obese achieve dramatic, long-term changes through bariatric surgery. The office welcomes patients throughout the Lowcountry, including Charleston, Hilton Head, Beaufort, Bluffton, Savannah, Columbia and the Midlands.

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