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Obes Surg. 2017 Sep;27(9):2279-2289. doi: 10.1007/s11695-017-2666-x.

Bariatric Surgery and Endoluminal Procedures: IFSO Worldwide Survey 2014.

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1
General and Endoscopic Surgery Unit, S. Giovanni Bosco Hospital, Naples, Italy.
2
Gastrointestinal Unit, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Salerno, Via S. Allende. Baronissi-, Salerno, Italy. antonellasantonicola83@gmail.com.
3
Gastrointestinal Unit, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Salerno, Via S. Allende. Baronissi-, Salerno, Italy.
4
Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, FSFB, Bogata, Colombia.
5
Departments of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA.
6
Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy.

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIM:

Several bariatric surgery worldwide surveys have been previously published to illustrate the evolution of bariatric surgery in the last decades. The aim of this survey is to report an updated overview of all bariatric procedures performed in 2014.For the first time, a special section on endoluminal techniques was added.

METHODS:

The 2014 International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) survey form evaluating the number and the type of surgical and endoluminal bariatric procedures was emailed to all IFSO societies. Trend analyses from 2011 to 2014 were also performed.

RESULTS:

There were 56/60 (93.3%) responders. The total number of bariatric/metabolic procedures performed in 2014 consisted of 579,517 (97.6%) surgical operations and 14,725 (2.4%) endoluminal procedures. The most commonly performed procedure in the world was sleeve gastrectomy (SG) that reached 45.9%, followed by Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) (39.6%), and adjustable gastric banding (AGB) (7.4%). The annual percentage changes from 2013 revealed the increase of SG and decrease of RYGB in all the IFSO regions (USA/Canada, Europe, and Asia/Pacific) with the exception of Latin/South America, where SG decreased and RYGB represented the most frequent procedure.

CONCLUSIONS:

There was a further increase in the total number of bariatric/metabolic procedures in 2014 and SG is currently the most frequent surgical procedure in the world. This is the first survey that describes the endoluminal procedures, but the accuracy of provided data should be hopefully improved in the next future. We encourage the creation of further national registries and their continuous updates taking into account all new bariatric procedures including the endoscopic procedures that will obtain increasing importance in the near future.

KEYWORDS:

Bariatric/metabolic surgery; Endoluminal procedures; IFSO survey; Sleeve gastrectomy

PMID:
28405878
PMCID:
PMC5562777
DOI:
10.1007/s11695-017-2666-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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