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Bariatric Surgery

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) combined their respective national bariatric surgery accreditation programs into a single unified program to achieve one national accreditation standard for bariatric surgery centers, the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®).

MBSAQIP works to advance safe, high-quality care for bariatric surgical patients through the accreditation of bariatric surgical centers. A bariatric surgical center achieves accreditation following a rigorous review process during which it proves that it can maintain certain physical resources, human resources, and standards of practice. All accredited centers report their outcomes to the MBSAQIP database.

MBSAQIP Quality Portal

Navigating the MBSAQIP Quality Portal

MBSAQIP Registry

MBSCR Training and Testing

MBSAQIP PUF Request Form

Research News

Following the large-scale implementation of an enhanced recovery program, researchers report that extended hospital stays after operations were reduced by almost half at 36 participating MBSAQIP centers.

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2019 Standards

The MBSAQIP is pleased to present the third version of our program standards, Optimal Resources for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The 2019 Standards will go into effect October 2019, at which time the MBSAQIP will begin verifying compliance with the 2019 Standards.

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Program News

A new surgical risk/benefit calculator will provide metabolic and bariatric surgeons and their patients with accurate, patient-specific information.

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The ASK MBSAQIP webinar series is held on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 12:00 noon–1:00 pm (CST). Please click the registration link below for full details.


2020 PUF Available

The Participant Use Data File (PUF) is a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-compliant data file containing cases submitted to the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®) Data Registry.

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Expanding Care

News from the American College of Surgeons

Dr. John M. Morton discusses the new Obesity Medicine Qualification Accreditation option for bariatric surgery centers. Centers with this designation will offer non-surgical treatment for obese patients, in addition to surgical options.

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