The MBSAQIP (Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program) Comprehensive Bariatric Program (MBSAQIP-ASMBS/ACS)

  • Julietta Chang
  • Matthew M. Hutter


Accreditation programs in bariatric surgery grew out of necessity because of concerns about safety when the field grew exponentially in the early 2000s. The ASBS and the ACS each developed programs which unified into one program in 2012 – the MBSAQIP. The founding principles of accreditation programs includes setting the standards, building the right infrastructure, collecting robust data, and verifying through a third party with monitoring and site visits. Retrospective data has shown decreased mortality and postoperative morbidity in bariatric surgery in accredited centers compared to nonaccredited centers.


Quality improvement Bariatric surgery Patient outcomes Accreditation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General and Gastrointestinal SurgeryMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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