Bariatric Surgery Registry

Academic Lead:Professor John McNeil AO, Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor
Clinical Leads: Professor Wendy Brown, BSR Clinical Director; Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon (Australia)
Associate Professor Andrew MacCormick, Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon (New Zealand)
Registry Contact: Brooke Backman, Program Manager
Phone: +61 3 9903 0725
Purpose / Aims: The Bariatric Surgery Registry is a population based registry which aims to monitor the safety and standards of bariatric surgery in Australia and New Zealand. As a clinical quality registry, it aims to drive improved patient care and outcomes for bariatric patients.

The Bariatric Surgery Registry does this by:
  • recording the immediate safety of bariatric surgery in Australia and New Zealand by determining any events in the first 90 days post-operative
  • studying longitudinally the safety and efficacy of bariatric surgery in Australia and New Zealand
  • providing regular feedback to clinicians allowing them to measure their performance against their peers
Population Captured: The BSR collects data about patients undergoing bariatric surgery in public and private hospitals across Australia and New Zealand.
Outcomes Collected: The BSR collects information about the quality and safety of bariatric surgery in the immediate perioperative period and over the long-term. Clinical quality indicators include defined adverse events in perioperative period, mortality and need for reoperation in primary participants over at least 10 years. Clinical outcome measures in primary participants include excess weight loss and changes in diabetes treatment over a period of at least 10 years.
Funding Source: Commonwealth Government Department of Health
Industry Partners – Applied Medical, Medtronic, Gore, AVANT, Johnson & Johnson (Ethicon)