Your Lap Band surgeons Dr. Ron Hekier and Dr. Rachael Keilin have received the American Society for Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation. The Surgical Review Corporation states "A program's designation publicly honors it as being the best of the best. In becoming a BSCOE (Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence), the program has held itself up to some of the highest standards in the industry. The designation is indicative of the Center's comprehensive commitment to a high level of bariatric care." Center of Excellence designation is necessary to perform Lap Band surgery for Medicare.