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Bariatrics

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and
Quality Improvement Program

Bariatric Workstation

Data Registry Access

MBSCR training

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.

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200th MBSAQIP Site Visit

200th MBSAQIP Site Visit

The 200th site visit of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) was conducted on Monday, June 1, at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.

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It Starts Today

A Stanford nurse, a Navy veteran, and a former NFL football player share how a bariatric surgery provided them with a lasting solution to overcome obesity.

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Obesity Week 2015

MBSAQIP and ACS Continuing Quality Improvement staff attended the 2015 Obesity Week in Los Angeles, CA, November 2–7. Staff has put together a presentation of their experience at the event.

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Ask MBSAQIP

An informal, monthly webinar series where we invite you to ask MBSAQIP staff and surgeon experts anything you want to know about participating in the MBSAQIP.

Our next call will be Thursday, February 11, 12:00–1:00 pm CT.

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Find a Center

The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) accredits inpatient and outpatient bariatric surgery centers in the U.S. and Canada. Find a center near you.

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Standards

Resources Manual

Resources for Optimal Care of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Patient 2014: MBSAQIP Standards and Pathways Manual