Bariatric Opioid Reduction

The ACS MBSAQIP Opioid Reduction activity addresses the opioid epidemic that has become a leading national health concern. Ken Mitchell, MD, FACS, FASMBS, discusses the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol, which aided in the implementation of a multimodal pain management protocol, without the use of opioids, and decreased the length of stay for the centers bariatric patients.

  • MBSAQIP is offering 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for accredited centers.
  • The CME credit can be used for surgeons to meet the requirements for Standard 4.2 Surgeon Verification.
  • All MBSAQIP sites are eligible for participation.
  • The credits will be available to surgeons at participating MBSAQIP-accredited centers.

Course Outline

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Presentation
Ken Mitchell, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Employing Enhanced Recovery Goals in Bariatric Surgery (ENERGY) article

Target Audience

  • MBSAQIP surgeons

Learning Objectives

This activity is designed for MBSAQIP surgeons. Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Facilitate discussions internally on how to implement an ERAS protocol
  • Analyze the opioid use, length of stay, and readmittance rates of patients
  • Identify implementation process for bariatric centers to improve multimodal pain management, without the use of opioids, and decrease length of stay for bariatric patients


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
  • 1.00 Self Assessment Credit
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest (see below for definitions).

Commercial Interest

The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships

Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity. Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation.

Faculty Disclosures

  • Charles Kenneth Mitchell, Jr., MD, FACS, FASMBS  - Nothing to disclose  


Planning Committee Disclosures  

  • Charles Kenneth Mitchell, Jr., MD, FACS, FASMBS  - Nothing to disclose  
  • Teresa Fraker, FACS - Nothing to disclose  
  • Bridget Otto, FACS – Nothing to disclose 

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information


The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 1.0 credits meets the requirements for Self-Assessment.

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Note: Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
  • 1.00 Self Assessment Credit
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Hardware/Software Requirements

To complete this activity, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 or above.