Trident Health System
February 11, 2015

Summerville Medical Center and the Coastal Carolina Bariatric Center have earned national distinction as a comprehensive Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a combined effort between the ACS and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery works to advance safe, high-quality care for bariatric surgical patients through the accreditation of bariatric surgical centers. A bariatric surgical center achieves accreditation following a rigorous review process during which it proves it can maintain certain physical and human resources and the highest standards of practice.

In addition to this distinction, the Coastal Carolina Bariatric Center has also been recognized among the more than 600 practices within the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) as the number one HCA Physician Services practice in patient satisfaction for three consecutive years.

“Not only have we been distinguished for our quality, but for the three years we have been in practice at Summerville Medical Center, our team has been recognized because of the experience patients have in our office and our hospital, as the best in patient satisfaction every year,” said Neil McDevitt, M.D., director of Bariatric Services and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. “I am proud and thankful to all who have made this possible.”

Coastal Carolina Bariatric Center 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. Led by Neil McDevitt, M.D., the office welcomes patients throughout the Lowcountry, including Charleston, Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach, Beaufort, Bluffton, Savannah, Columbia and the Midlands. For more information, call (843) 875-8994 or visit