Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)
In addition to NSQIP, the Department of Surgery also participates in national quality initiatives that are specialty-specific, providing further drill down of potential areas to improve outcomes, ensure patient safety, and reduce inefficiency. The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) is administered by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. MBSAQIP promotes quality in bariatric surgery by following all laparoscopic or open primary procedures in sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch, and adjustable gastric banding, as well as all revisions to previous bariatric procedures.
An additional feature of MBSAQIP is the conferral of recognition to bariatric surgery centers that meet or exceed a set of rigorous peer-reviewed quality standards. This voluntary review is conducted at more than 400 participating sites across North America and Canada. Since 2011, Mount Sinai has been recognized as a "MBSAQIP Accredited Center - Comprehensive." The Surgery Department earned this distinction by demonstrating use of a high level of resources in bariatric surgery in order to accommodate all patients, including those with complex health histories or specific needs.
Office of Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement
Department of Surgery
5 East 98th Street, 15th floor
New York, NY 10029