Beverly Hills News
Surgery Center Denied Accreditation
By Nedda Alishahi
Aug 29, 2013 - 3:46:15 PM

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BEVERLY HILLS—The New Life Surgery Center has been denied accreditation after five patients died between 2009 and 2011 from getting lap-band surgery. The surgery center is affiliated with the lap-band that promotes 1-800-GET-THIN.


The Joint Commission, which is the organization that denied the accreditation, reportedly warned the clinic back in 2012.


Canyon News reached out to the Joint Commission and a representative said that, "New Life Surgery Center received 'Denial of Accreditation,' effective August 7, 2013, which results when a health care organization has been denied accreditation after all its review and appeal opportunities have been exhausted."  

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