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2014-2017 Nationwide Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Report in Korea
J Metab Bariatr Surg 2018;7(2):49-53
Published online December 30, 2018
© 2018 The Korean Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

In Gyu Kwon1, Jong Won Kim2, Gil Ho Kang3, Dong Wook Kim4, Sung Geun Kim5, Seong Min Kim6, Seong Soo Kim7, Yong Jin Kim8, Wook Kim9, Jong-Han Kim10, Ji Heon Kim11, Jin-Jo Kim12, Ho Goon Kim13, Seung Wan Ryu14, Do-Joong Park15, Dong Jin Park16, Sung-Soo Park17, Yoon-Chan Park18, Joong-Min Park2, Ji Yeon Park19, Kyung Won Seo20, Byoung Jo Suh21, Soo Min Ahn22, Hye Seong Ahn23, Moon-Won Yoo24, Sang Kuon Lee25, Han Hong Lee26,27, Hyuk-Joon Lee28, Kyong-Hwa Jun29, Kyung Ook Jung30, Minyoung Cho31, Seung Ho Choi1, Man-ho Ha32, Tae Kyung Ha33, Sang-Moon Han34, Sang-Uk Han35, Yoon-Seok Heo36, Woo Jin Hyung37, Joo Ho Lee38, on behalf of the Information Committee of the Korean Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

Departments of Surgery, 1Yonsei University Gangnam Severance Hospital, 2Chung-Ang University Hospital, Seoul, 3Gumdan Top General Hospital, Incheon, 4Dankook University Hospotal, Cheonan, 5Catholic University of Korea, St. Paul’s Hospital, Seoul, 6Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, 7Chosun University Hospital, Gwangju, 8Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, 9Catholic University of Korea, Yeouido St. Mary’s Hospital, Seoul, 10Korea University Ansan Hospital, Ansan, 11Wellness Hospital, Busan, 12Catholic University of Korea, Incheon St. Mary’s Hospital, Incheon, 13Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, 14Keimyung Univsity Dongsan Hospital, Daegu, 15Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, 16Ulsan University Hospital, Ulsan, 17Korea University Anam Hospital, 18Seoul Slim Surgery, Seoul, 19Kyungpook National University Chilgok Hospital, Daegu, 20Kosin University Gospel Hospital, 21Inje University Haeundae Paik Hospital, Busan, 22Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Anyang, 23Seoul National University-SMG Boramae Hospital, 24Asan Medical Center, Seoul, 25Catholic University of Korea, Daejeon St. Mary’s Hospital, Daejeon, 26Catholic University of Korea, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, 27Catholic University of Korea, Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital, 28Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, 29Catholic University of Korea, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Suwon, 30Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, 31Seoul 365MC Hospital, Seoul, 32Catholic Kwandong University International St. Mary's Hospital, Incheon, 33Hanyang University Medical Center, Seoul, 34CHA University Hospital, Seoungnam, 35Ajou University Hospital, Suwon, 36Inha University Hospital, Incheon, 37Yonsei University Severance Hospital, 38Ewha Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: 김종원, 서울시 동작구 흑석로 102 중앙대학교병원 외과 우: 06973 Tel: 02-6299-1571, Fax: 02-6299-2017, E-mail:
Received November 7, 2018; Revised November 28, 2018; Accepted December 3, 2018.
This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Purpose: The information committee of the Korean Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (KSMBS) performed the nationwide survey of bariatric and metabolic operations to report IFSO (International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders) worldwide survey annually. This study aimed to report the trends of bariatric and metabolic surgery in Korea in 2014-2017. Materials and Methods: We analyzed the accumulated nationwide survey data conducted for annual ISFO survey from 2014 to 2017. Trends such as the number of operations by hospital type and the number of operations by surgical method were analyzed. Results: The number of operations has decreased sharply in 2015 comparing to 2014 (913⇒550). The number of operations performed in private hospitals dropped sharply from 529 to 250, 198, and 103 cases. The number of revisional surgeries increased to 223 in 2015. The primary surgery number fell from 757 in 2014 to 327 in 2015. In primary surgery, sleeve gastrectomy was gradually increased from 2014 to 143 (18.9%), 105 (32.1%), 167 (47.2%) and 200 (56.3%) and became the most frequently performed surgery. On the other hand, the incidence of adjustable gastric band decreased gradually from 439 (58.0%) to 117 (35.8%), 112 (31.6%) and 59 (16.6%). Conclusion: The overall number of obesity metabolic operations has decreased since 2014, especially the number of adjustable gastric band, and the number of operations in private hospitals declined sharply. On the other hand, the number of operations in university hospitals did not change much, and the number of sleeve gastrectomy increased.
Keywords : Bariatric surgery, Metabolic surgery, Korea, Survey

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