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The MBSAQIP is going viral! 176 hits and still going strong.


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The MBSAQIP is going viral!  176 hits and still going strong

Benjamin Clapp MD FACS FASMBS, Brittany Harper MS, Ashtyn Barrientes, Ellen Wicker DO, Bryson Tudor, Christina Alvara, Cong Phan, Alan Tyroch MD
Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, El Paso, Texas


  • The American College of Surgeons created the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) in 2012
    • Spearheaded by the leaders of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS) 
    • GOAL: improve patient care and track our outcomes
  • MBSAQIP includes over 800 centers in the United States and Canada, and is still growing
  • MBSAQIP Public Use Data File (PUF) is the collected data of these centers
    • Over 180 data points on each patient operated on
    • Prospectively collected thirty day outcomes
    • Center must have 80% of patients accounted for to be included
  • To date, there are over 450,000 patients entered in the PUFs for 2015-17 making this the largest, best bariatric database the world

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