American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Session Code: PS233
Title: Quality Lessons Learned from Bariatric Surgery
Date and Time of Session: Tuesday, October 24: 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Description: Bariatric surgery is a rapidly expanding field and has demonstrated multiple gains in quality improvement. With 800 hospitals in the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation Quality Improvement program, there multiple opportunities for intervention. This session will review standards, site review, and quality improvement initiatives like decreasing readmissions, enhanced recovery, opiate detoxification, medication reconciliation and patient satisfaction. Quality improvement techniques like LEAN, Six Sigma, and PDSA will also be described.
CME Credit Hours: 1.5
Webcast Package Available: Yes
Audio Package Available: Yes
General Surgery (GEN)
Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates:
Patient safety
Credit to Address ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements:
Bariatric Surgery,
Sponsored By:
Bariatric Advisory Committee, Advisory Council for General Surgery
Program Participants:
Stacy A. Brethauer, MD, FACS
Anthony T. Petrick, MD FACS
Speaker The Evolution of Quality in Bariatric Surgery -  From the Wild West to  creation of  MBSAQIP
Stacy A. Brethauer, MD, FACS
Speaker The Current State of Quality in Bariatric Surgery – MBSAQIP
Anthony T. Petrick, MD FACS
Speaker Running a National Quality Improvement Project – Lessons Learned from DROP
John M. Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS
Speaker Does Accreditation Matter in Bariatric Surgery? 
Ninh T. Nguyen, MD, FACS
Speaker Patient-Centered Outcomes in Bariatric Surgery
Matthew M. Hutter, MD, MPH, FACS
Speaker Panel Discussion
Stacy A. Brethauer, MD, FACS