Cy-Fair Hospital Part of OptumHealth Bariatric Center of Excellence Network 
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital 
Monday, 24 May 2010 
At Cy-Fair Hospital, we have a comprehensive bariatric surgery program that has outstanding patient outcomes every year. We are pleased to announce that our surgical weight loss program has again been chosen to participate in the OptumHealth Bariatric Center of Excellence (COE) network.

The Clinical Sciences Institute of OptumHealth reviewed the most recent Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital bariatric survey data and determined that our hospital continues to meet OptumHealth’s clinical qualification for participation in the OptumHealth Bariatric COE network. At OptumHealth, quality in bariatric surgery remains the primary objective. 

“Bariatric surgery can help patients manage their weight and the various health conditions that accompany being overweight,” says Dee Siddens, RN, certified bariatric nurse coordinator at Cy-Fair Hospital. “We are proud to receive recognition from OptumHealth for our quality care and strive to improve the health of our community one patient at a time.”

The hospital’s program provides a full range of bariatric surgery care services, including inpatient and post-operative care, as well as outpatient follow-up and patient education. A dedicated bariatric surgery program coordinator, monthly support groups, and educational seminars are also offered to help guide patients through their weight loss journey. The program also recently received a three year designation from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.

Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital offers four commonly performed types of bariatric surgery: Roux-en-Y bypass, LAP-BAND® adjustable gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, and revisional surgery.

To register for a free informational seminar, for a referral to a bariatric surgeon, or for more information on the bariatric surgery program at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, call 1-800-681-2733 or visit

*This surgery is designed for those with a body mass index equal to or greater than 40, or equal to or greater than 35 with serious co-morbidities.