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Obes Surg. 2016 Mar;26(3):691-5. doi: 10.1007/s11695-015-2030-y.

Nationwide Survey on Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery in Korea: 2003-2013 Results.

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1
Department of Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
2
Department of Surgery, Seoul National University-SMG Boramae Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
3
Department of Surgery, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
4
Department of Surgery, CHA Gangnam Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
5
Department of Surgery, Ajou University Hospital, Suwon, Korea.
6
Department of Surgery, Inha University Hospital, Incheon, Korea.
7
Department of Surgery, SoonChunHyang University Seoul Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
8
Department of Surgery, Yeouido St. Mary's Hospital, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
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Wellness Hospital, Busan, Korea.
10
Chan BariART Clinic, Seoul, Korea.
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Department of Surgery, Ewha Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
12
Department of Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.
13
Seoul Slim Surgery, Seoul, Korea.
14
Department of Surgery, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 211 Engjuro (146-92 Dongok-dong), Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 135-720, Korea. choish@yuhs.ac.

Abstract

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.

KEYWORDS:

Bariatric surgery; Complication; Korea; Metabolic surgery; Nationwide survey

PMID:
26715329
PMCID:
PMC4769305
DOI:
10.1007/s11695-015-2030-y
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