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Zentralbl Chir. 2015 Jun;140(3):285-93. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1396294. Epub 2015 Apr 23.

[Comment on Gender-Specific Aspects in Obesity and Metabolic Surgery--Analysis of Data from the German Bariatric Surgery Registry].

[Article in German]

Author information

1
Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Kinderchirurgie, SRH Wald-Klinikum Gera gGmbH Deutschland.
2
Chirurgie, KH Sachsenhausen, Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland.
3
Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Gefäßchirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Magdeburg A. ö. R., Deutschland.
4
StatConsult Magdeburg, Deutschland.
5
Psychosomatik, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Deutschland.
6
Kompetenznetz Adipositas, München, Deutschland.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The current situation in obesity and metabolic surgery since January 2005 has been investigated with the help of the quality assurance study on surgical therapy for obesity = German Bariatric Surgery Registry (GBSR). The data were acquired and analysed in cooperation with the Institute for Quality Assurance in Surgical Medicine at the Otto-von-Guericke University.

METHODS:

Data acquisition was done with the help of an online database. On a voluntary basis, all obesity and metabolic surgical interventions since 2005 have been recorded. In addition to the surgical data, the findings of the yearly follow-up investigations were recorded.

RESULTS:

Since 2005 there have been 1,263 gastric balloon procedures, 11,840 sleeve gastrectomies, 13,722 Roux-en-Y gastric bypasses and 3999 gastric banding operations. The average age of the male patients in all interventions was significantly higher. The average BMI of female patients who received a gastric banding or a gastric balloon procedure was significantly lower than that of the male patients. Men exhibited a higher incidence of comorbidities than women.

CONCLUSION:

The number of obesity and metabolic surgical interventions in Germany is continuously increasing. The results of the study on surgical therapy for obesity (GBSR) reveal significant differences in the gender-specific incidence of preoperative comorbidities. postoperative complications and mortality. Further studies on gender-specific aspects are necessary in order to optimise patient selection and reduce the incidence of postoperative complications.

PMID:
25906018
DOI:
10.1055/s-0034-1396294
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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