One of Only Two Designated Hernia Centers of Excellence in North Texas
The Iskandar Complex Hernia Center of the Baylor Scott & White Center for Hernia Surgery has been designated as one of only two Hernia Centers of Excellence in North Texas by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). SRC is a nonprofit patient safety organization committed to healthcare excellence that accredits providers worldwide. The qualifications that must be met to earn the Center of Excellence designation are rigorous. The Hernia Center is led by Mazen Iskandar, MD FACS.
This distinction is a significant achievement, indicating the center’s superior quality of care and its commitment to excellence in hernia surgery.
What Does This Mean for You as a Patient?
As a patient, the accreditation of the Iskandar Complex Hernia Center by SRC as a Center of Excellence in Hernia Surgery means receiving care at a facility adhering to the highest standards.
This designation ensures the center’s commitment to excellence in all facets of hernia surgery, including a high volume of successful surgeries and comprehensive patient care.
It also indicates that the center has a well-trained and experienced surgical team, state-of-the-art equipment, and a patient education system that prioritizes informed consent and procedure selection based on each patient’s condition. Furthermore, the continuous quality assessment and adherence to SRC’s rigorous standards guarantee that patients receive the most advanced and safe hernia treatment available.
How SRC Determines Its Centers of Excellence
- SRC is independent and objective. Unlike some accreditation programs, we are not part of a medical society that uses its members to evaluate their colleagues. Our inspectors are unbiased, full-time SRC employees.
- The requirements for our accreditation programs have been proven to improve outcomes and reduce the time you will spend in the hospital. No one benefits from poor outcomes.
- SRC accredits facilities and medical professionals who are committed to creating and sustaining a culture of excellence. SRC accreditation is not a marketing gimmick. Our designees dedicate significant time and resources to achieve their accreditation.
- SRC designees must adhere to our accreditation standards. We confirm compliance with these standards through rigorous inspections. Our inspections include the evaluation of equipment used for treatment, patient education and support groups, treatment pathways, and consultative services. Key members of the treatment team are interviewed. Detailed medical chart reviews are performed to verify the experience of each medical professional applicant and to evaluate whether the care they provide is thorough and complete.
- SRC is one of the few organizations that accredits both the medical facility and specific medical professionals. Many programs only accredit the hospital, not the individuals who actually provide the care – the physician. SRC is also unique because we accredit specific departments/specialties, not the entire hospital or surgery center.
Rigorous Standards for Excellence
To be designated as a Center of Excellence, the Iskandar Complex Hernia Center has met stringent requirements. These include a commitment to excellence, a high volume of hernia surgeries, an experienced surgical team, comprehensive consultative services, advanced equipment and instruments, dedicated surgeons with ongoing education, standardized operating procedures, skilled support staff, robust patient education programs, and continuous quality assessment. This rigorous evaluation ensures that every aspect of hernia care at the center is of the highest quality.
Why Choose The Iskandar Complex Hernia Center
Choosing the Iskandar Complex Hernia Center for your hernia surgery means entrusting your health to a facility that is recognized for its excellence. The center’s adherence to SRC’s demanding standards ensures that patients receive the most advanced and comprehensive care. The dedication to continuous improvement and patient education ensures that you, as a patient, will be well-informed and receive personalized care tailored to your specific needs.
In summary, the designation of the Iskandar Complex Hernia Center as a Hernia Center of Excellence by SRC is a clear indicator of its superior quality and commitment to patient care, making it a prime choice for anyone seeking the best in hernia treatment.
Dr. Mazen Iskandar Also Named Surgeon of Excellence in Hernia Surgery by SRC
In addition to the center being named a Center of Excellence, Dr. Iskandar himself was awarded the Surgeon of Excellence in Hernia Surgery Accreditation by SRC, making him one of a handful of hernia surgeons in the United States with such a designation. Learn more about this achievement.