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Current Status of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery in Daejeon/Chungcheong Area
J Metab Bariatr Surg 2018;7(2):54-57
Published online December 30, 2018
© 2018 The Korean Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Dong-Wook Kim1, Dae Hoon Kim2, Jeong Goo Kim3, Myoung Won Son4, Geum Jong Song4, Seong-il Oh5, Han Mo Yoo3, Moon-Soo Lee6, Sang Kuon Lee3, Sang-Il Lee7, Ye Seob Jee1, Si Eun Hwang8, Sang Eok Lee9

Departments of Surgery, 1Dankook University Hospital, Cheonan, 2Chungbuk National University Hospital, Cheongju, 3The Catholic University of Korea, Daejeon St. Mary’s Hospital, Daejeon, 4Soonchunhyang University Cheonan Hospital, Cheonan, 5Cheongju St. Mary’s Hospital, Cheongju, 6Eulji University Hospital, 7Chungnam National University Hospital, 8Daejeon Sun Hospital, 9Konyang University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea
Correspondence to: 이상억, 대전시 서구 관저동로 158건양대학교병원 외과 우: 35365 Tel: 042-600-8956, Fax: 042-543-8956, E-mail:
Received October 29, 2018; Revised November 19, 2018; Accepted November 20, 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 aim of our study is to investigate the current status of metabolic and bariatric surgery in Daejeon and Chungcheong province and examine the role and necessity of the community research society. Materials and Methods: In this retrospective study, 58 patients who underwent bariatric and metabolic surgery from January 2010 to June 2018 were included. Patients’ demographics and comorbidities, operation type and early complications were analyzed. Results: Mean age was 36.9±11.4 (range, 18-64) years, and mean preoperative body mass index was 39.2±6.9 (range, 24.6-56.1) kg/m2. The most frequently performed operation was sleeve gastrectomy (48 cases, 82.8%), followed by adjustable gastric banding (8 cases, 13.8%) and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (2 cases, 3.4%). Postoperative complications were reported in two patients; however, no mortality was reported. Conclusion: We investigated the patients who underwent metabolic and bariatric surgery in Daejeon Chungcheong province. Our research society will continue to ensure safe operation and proper management of morbidly obese patients in our community.
Keywords : Obesity, Bariatric, Metabolic, Safety, Survey

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