MICHIGAN BARIATRIC SURGERY COLLABORATIVE
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.
Decision Tools and Applications
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.
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.
MY WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY
Tailored Risk and Benefit Mobile Application
MWLJ provides patients with the ability to track their weight loss and to maintain relationships with their care team with the goal of cultivating accountability and decreasing the incidence of weight regain after surgery.
CHAD ELLIMOOTIL, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of Michigan
Dr. Ellimoottil is Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of Michigan. He is the Director of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation’s Telehealth Research Incubator where he leads a large portfolio of research projects focused on optimizing the delivery of telehealth. Specifically, he studies the population-level impact of telehealth on disparities, costs and quality of care. He has over 90 scientific publications and has received multiple grants for research. His innovative policy research has been quoted in NYTimes, Washington Post, Modern Healthcare and he has been invited to speak about telehealth in many private and public venues including National Public Radio (NPR) and Freakonomics Radio.
Support for the Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative is provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network as part of the BCBSM Value Partnerships Program.
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.