A Beverly Hills outpatient clinic affiliated with the 1-800-GET-THIN
Lap-Band surgery lost its
accreditation, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The Joint Commission denied the accreditation to the New Life Surgery Center, located at 9001 Wilshire Blvd., in early August. The newspaper reports the center remained open last week with a paper sign on its front door saying the hours "vary" without any mention of the accreditation struggles.
Five patients died after Lap-Band weight-loss surgeries between 2009 and 2011, according to the newspaper.