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Characteristics of Bariatric Surgery Patients in a Single University Hospital
J Metab Bariatr Surg 2018;7(2):58-63
Published online December 30, 2018
© 2018 The Korean Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Jinhyouk Lim1, Tae Kyung Ha2

1Department of Surgery, Hanyang University Hospital, 2Department of Surgery, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Tae Kyung Ha, 222 Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul 04763, Korea Department of Surgery, Hanyang University College of Medicine Tel: +82-2-2290-8443, Fax: +82-2-2281-0224, E-mail:
Received September 18, 2018; Revised October 4, 2018; Accepted October 9, 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 study aimed to analyze changes in patient indicators and surgical indices in relation to bariatric surgery performed at a university hospital and determine the development direction of its obesity center. Materials and Methods: From December 2010 to June 2018, a total of 35 obese patients underwent surgery at the center. Patients’ height, weight, body mass index (BMI), abdominal circumference, and hip circumference before surgery were measured. Laboratory tests were performed to observe changes before and after surgery. Patients underwent Roux-en Y gastric bypass (RYGB) or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), and postoperative complications were analyzed. Results: A total of 35 patients underwent obesity surgery: 23 with RYGB and 12 with LSG. Postoperative complications occurred: bleeding in one case, abscess in one case, respiratory failure in one case, and incisional hernia in two cases. The mean preoperative weight was 105.1±27.2 kg and postoperative weight was 84.3±19.9 kg. The difference was 20.7±13.5 kg. BMI also decreased from 38.3±8.4 preoperatively to 31.0±6.4 postoperatively by 7.3±4.6. Conclusion: Through our study, we determined that in this hospital, a multidisciplinary team approach to postoperative weight management and health care should be undertaken as well as continuous and systematic management after surgery.
Keywords : Morbid obesity, Bariatric surgery, Weight loss

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