LHP Physician Honored as Master Surgeon in Breast Treatment
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (July 2, 2020) – Mary Ann Meo, DO, FACS, a general surgeon with Lutheran Health Physicians, recently earned accreditation as the nation’s first Master Surgeon in Breast Treatment from Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). This accreditation highlights that Dr. Meo meets nationally recognized standards and provides an advanced level of care to patients requiring surgical treatment for a variety of breast health conditions.
Healthcare organizations and surgeons seeking accreditation from the SRC undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site inspection. To qualify as a Master Surgeon in Breast Treatment, applicants must perform at least 125 qualifying breast surgeries annually. In addition, applicants must show they have served as the primary surgeon for at least 200 qualifying surgeries in their lifetime.
Dr. Meo, who serves as the Medical Director of Surgery at Dupont Hospital, has performed an array of qualifying procedures, including excisional biopsies, lumpectomies, mastectomies, lymph node sentinel dissections and lymph node axillary dissections. She also has extended focus in treating various breast conditions and pain, as well as invasive and recurrent cancers.
“I am honored to have achieved this milestone and represent Dupont Hospital, who currently holds designation as a Center of Excellence for Breast Treatment, in providing this service,” said Dr. Meo. “I value the effort and dedication our breast health team has demonstrated. We look forward to providing the community this advanced care now and in the future.”
Board-certified in general surgery, Dr. Meo graduated from the New York City College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York in 1986. She completed a general surgery residency at New York Medical College at the Cabrini Medical Center in New York City and one year of pediatric surgery residency training at The Children’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School in Boston.
To learn more about Dr. Meo and the services she provides, visit: https://www.lutheranhealthphysicians.com/mary-ann-meo
About Lutheran Health Network
The foundation of Lutheran Health Network is built on an experienced team of more than 7,000 employees working together with the more than 800 physicians who compose its medical staffs. The network’s more than 100 access points in northern Indiana include physician offices, urgent care clinics, outpatient centers and eight hospitals.
About Surgical Review Corporation
Established in 2003, Surgical Review Corporation is an internally recognized patient safety organization dedicated to recognizing and refining surgical care. SRC is the leading administrator of quality improvement and accreditation programs for surgeons and hospitals worldwide. SRC’s proven methodology, known as the “Cycle of Excellence,” results in quantifiable and unparalleled improvement in outcomes, patient safety and costs across surgical specialties. To measure improvement and develop best practices, SRC offers a multispecialty outcomes database that is the world’s largest repository of clinical patient data for minimally invasive gynecologic and bariatric surgery. For more information, visit: surgicalreview.org