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
Matthew Hutter, MD MPH FASMBS
8:15am Data Abstraction into the MBSAQIP Registry: Clinical Support RN
Teresa Fraker, RN BSN MS
9:15am Interpretation of the Semi-Annual Report (SAR) for the MBSCRs
Kristopher Huffman, ACS MBSAQIP
9:45am Break
10:00am Role of the MBS Director & the MBSCR: How to Create an Optimal Collaborative Data-Driven Program
Anthony Petrick, MD FASMBS
10:50am Difficult Definitions & Case Abstraction: Clinical Support RN
Teresa Fraker, RN BSN MS
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Review of the “Big Three” Surgical Procedures: Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, & Adjustable Gastric Banding
Richard Peterson, MD
2:00pm Review of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Procedure Complications: Leaks, Bleeds, Internal Hernias, Small Bowel Obstructions
2:30pm Products Used in Bariatric Procedures—Staplers, Reinforcements, Stents, Drains, and More
Teresa LaMasters, MD
3:00pm Intraluminal Therapeutic Procedures & Emerging Technologies:
Jamie Ponce, MD
3:30pm Break
4:00pm Q & A
4:45pm The Future—What Data Collection Might Look Like and Final Conclusions
Matthew Hutter, MD MPH FASMBS
5:00pm Adjourn