Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program Rockwall

September 17, 2018

Why is choosing an MBSAQIP program important?

If you have researched weight loss surgery options you surely came across this logo and wondered what it means.

MBSAQIP stands for – wow that says a lot.  But what does it mean?  And should you care?

It does mean a lot and yes, you should care.  The MBSAQIP is a joint accreditation of two organizations, the American College of Surgeons and the American College for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, resulting in a single accreditation program that shows that the center is committed to quality.

By choosing a program that is accredited you can be assured that center is following the highest standards for quality and safety.  Knowing that they have been evaluated and reviewed against strict benchmarks should give you added reassurance.  Additionally, these accredited centers must report surgical outcomes as an added layer of evaluation but also to provide documentation of the benefits of bariatric surgery in reducing health risks associated with obesity.

There is a lot to consider when selecting a weight loss surgery center and the information can be daunting.  Start your search by selecting a MBSAQIP program then dig deeper to learn more about the personality of the program and the surgeon before making that final selection.

You can learn more about the MBSAQIP at their website here https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/mbsaqip