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VIDEO: MBSAQIP data looks at sleeve gastrectomy outcomes


Surgeon Matthew A. Hutter, MD, FACS, discusses the first report from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) focused on laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. The study (Ann Surg. 2016;264[3]:464-73) looked at outcomes, methods, and complications of this procedure based on a database of nearly 190,000 patients, more than 1,600 surgeons, and 720 centers. Dr. Hutter said that is high-quality data that offers surgeons good information on the procedure.

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