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Obesity Surgery

, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 691–695

First Online: 29 December 2015


A survey to evaluate the current status of bariatric and metabolic operations in Korea was conducted. Data from 5467 cases 32 hospitals were collected. The annual numbers of bariatric and metabolic operations increased each year, from 139 in 2003 to 1686 in 2013. Adjustable gastric band AGB, 67.2 % was the most common operation, followed by sleeve gastrectomy SG, 14.2 %, and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass RYGB, 12.7 %. Mean patient age and body mass index BMI were 35.4 years and 35.9 kg-m2, respectively. In-hospital morbidity and mortality rates were 6 % 114-2305 and 0.25 % 5-2176, respectively. In Korea, AGB was the most common operation because of the availability and activity of specialized bariatric clinics. These national survey results established a baseline for future data collection.

KeywordsNationwide survey Bariatric surgery Metabolic surgery Complication Korea Hyuk-Joon Lee and Hye Seong Ahn contributed equally to this work.

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Autor: Hyuk-Joon Lee - Hye Seong Ahn - Youn Baik Choi - Sang-Moon Han - Sang-Uk Han - Yoon-Seok Heo - Kyoung Yul Hur - Eung Ko


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