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:
Anthony Petrick, MD FASMBS
8:15am Tools & Tips in the MBSAQIP Registry
Lisa Hale, RN MSN CNOR
9:15am Interpretation of the Semi-Annual Report (SAR) for the MBSCRs
Kristopher Huffman, MS
9:45am Break
10:00am Difficult Definitions & Case Abstraction
Lisa Hale, RN MSN CNOR
10:00am Difficult Definitions & Case Abstraction
Jesus Diaz, BSN RN
11:30am The Role of the MBS Director & the MBSCR: How to Create an Optimal Collaborative Data-Driven Program
Anthony Petrick, MD FASMBS
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Review of the “Big Three” Surgical Procedures: Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, & Adjustable Gastric Banding
Jason Johnson, DO
1:45pm Review of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Procedure Complications: Leaks, Bleeds, Internal Hernias, Small Bowel Obstructions
Raúl Rosenthal, MD
2:00pm Products Used in Bariatric Procedures—Staplers, Reinforcements, Stents, Drains, and More
Teresa LaMasters, MD FACS
2:15pm Intraluminal Therapeutic Procedures & Emerging Technologies
Jaime Ponce, MD FASMBS
2:45pm Foregut Surgery & Surgical Approaches
Lisa Hale, RN MSN CNOR
3:00pm Break
3:30pm The MBSCR’s Role in Preparing for a Site Visit
Teresa Fraker, MS RN
3:45pm The MBSAQIP Data Registry: What’s Next?
Lisa Hale, RN MSN CNOR
4:00pm The MBSAQIP Data Registry: What’s Next?
Teresa Fraker, MS RN
4:15pm Why PROs Make Sense for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
4:30pm Patient-Reported Outcomes in Bariatric Surgery: What’s On the Horizon?
Matthew Hutter, MD MPH FASMBS
4:45pm The Future - What Data Collection Might Look Like and Final Conclusions
Anthony Petrick, MD FASMBS
5:00pm Adjourn