Course Overview:

This course is designed for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Clinical Reviewers (MBSCRs) with data extraction, assignment of variables, report generation, preparation of data, and understanding of their role with their local MBS Committees and MBS Directors. Target Audience: MBSCRs, Quality Department leaders, MBS Coordinators


  • Describe the appropriate guidelines for patient follow-up and completion of cases in the MBSAQIP Data Registry.
  • Interpret the surgical and procedural differences of various metabolic and bariatric surgical procedures and their associated complications.
  • Identify the specific steps necessary in preparing for MBS Committee Meetings, MBS Director Meetings, and MBSAQIP Accreditation Site Visits.

8:00am Introduction to the MBSAQIP Data Collection Program and the Importance of High Quality Data:
8:15am Tools & Tips in the MBSAQIP Registry
9:15am Interpretation of the Semi-Annual Report (SAR) for the MBSCRs
9:45am Break
10:00am Role of the MBS Director & the MBSCR: How to Create an Optimal Collaborative Data-Driven Program
10:30am Difficult Definitions & Case Abstraction
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Review of the “Big Three” Surgical Procedures: Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, & Adjustable Gastric Banding
1:45pm Review of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Procedure Complications: Leaks, Bleeds, Internal Hernias, Small Bowel Obstructions
2:00pm Products Used in Bariatric Procedures—Staplers, Reinforcements, Stents, Drains, and More
2:15pm Intraluminal Therapeutic Procedures & Emerging Technologies
2:45pm Patient-Reported Outcomes in Bariatric Surgery
3:00pm The MBSCR’s Role in Preparing for a Site Visit
3:15pm Data Audits—What Happens Before, During & After?
3:30pm Break
4:00pm Q&A for Panel & Speakers
4:45pm The Future - What Data Collection Might Look Like and Final Conclusions
5:00pm Adjourn