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Advancing the Science and Practice of Bariatric Surgery

The Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative is a regional group of hospitals and surgeons that perform bariatric surgery in Michigan. Formed in 2005, MBSC aims to innovate the science and practice of metabolic and bariatric surgery through comprehensive, lifelong, patient-centered obesity care-in Michigan and across the United States.

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MBSC November 2023 Meeting
MBSC November 2023 Meeting
Nov 10, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Schoolcraft College - VisTaTech Center,
18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152


Decision Tools and Applications Created by MBSC


MBSC Outcomes Calculator

This App delivers healthcare providers an easy-to-use resource for predicting outcomes and VTE risk for bariatric surgery candidates.


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Tailored Risk and Benefit Mobile Application

This App provides patients with the ability to track their weight loss and maintain relationships with their care team to cultivate accountability and decrease the incidence of weight regain after surgery.


Mobile App

Improvement Initiative


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Finding Useful Techniques to Upgrade Recovery Enhancement (FUTURE)

An MBSC quality improvement initiative aimed at evaluating evidence-based care improvement processes as part of a multimodal perioperative care pathway.

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Michigan Perioperative Initiative to Reduce Readmissions & ED Visits

MPIRRE aims to identify and address the underlying causes of avoidable ED visits, then design and implement site-specific, evidence-based interventions to reduce them.


David Creel, PhD, RD, CDE

Psychologist/Director of Exercise Physiology at The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at Cleveland Clinic

Dr. David Creel has earned credentials in several disciplines. He is a licensed psychologist, an ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist, a registered dietitian, and a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. He completed his undergraduate and master’s degrees at Indiana University and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Louisiana State University, where he trained at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Dr. Creel completed his pre-doctoral psychology internship at The Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. Creel joined the Cleveland Clinic in 2019 and is a staff psychologist as well as the Director of Exercise Physiology for the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute. He enjoys his work with both surgical and nonsurgical weight loss patients and has a special interest in promoting physical activity among people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. His research has primarily focused on promoting physical activity among bariatric surgery patients.  He is the author of the book A Size That Fits: Lose Weight and Keep it off one Thought at a Time. Dr. Creel enjoys a variety of activities including hanging out with his family, cycling, and competitive table tennis.

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Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative (MBSC) is managed by the MBSC Coordinating Center, which is housed at the University of Michigan. Support for MBSC is provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network as part of the BCBSM Value Partnerships Program. To learn more about Value Partnerships, visit

Although Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative work collaboratively, the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed on this website do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of BCBSM or any of its employees.

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