Skip to main page content
Access keys NCBI Homepage MyNCBI Homepage Main Content Main Navigation
, 25 (10), 1822-32

Bariatric Surgery Worldwide 2013

Affiliations

Bariatric Surgery Worldwide 2013

L Angrisani et al. Obes Surg.

Abstract

Background: The first global survey of bariatric/metabolic surgery based on data from the nations or national groupings of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases (IFSO) was published in 1998, followed by reports in 2003, 2009, 2011, and 2012. In this survey, we report a global overview of worldwide bariatric surgery in 2013.

Materials and methods: A questionnaire evaluating the number and the type of bariatric procedure performed in 2013 was emailed to all members of bariatric societies belonging to IFSO. Trend analyses from 2003 to 2013 were also performed.

Results: There were 49/54 (90.7%) responders; 37 of the 49 with national registries. The total number of bariatric procedures performed worldwide in 2013 was 468,609, 95.7% carried out laparoscopically. The highest number (n = 154,276) was from the USA/Canada region. The most commonly performed procedure in the world was Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), 45%; followed by sleeve gastrectomy (SG), 37%; and adjustable gastric banding (AGB), 10%. Most significant were the rise in prevalence of SG from 0 to 37% of the world total from 2003 to 2013, and the fall in AGB of 68% from its peak in 2008 to 2013.

Conclusions: SG is currently the most frequently performed procedure in the USA/Canada and in the Asia/Pacific regions, and second to RYGB in the Europe and Latin/South America regions. The accuracy of the IFSO-based world survey of procedures would be enhanced if each nation or national group would create a national registry.

Comment in

Similar articles

  • Bariatric Surgery and Endoluminal Procedures: IFSO Worldwide Survey 2014
    L Angrisani et al. Obes Surg 27 (9), 2279-2289. PMID 28405878.
    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 …
  • Metabolic/bariatric Surgery Worldwide 2011
    H Buchwald et al. Obes Surg 23 (4), 427-36. PMID 23338049.
    Periodic metabolic/bariatric surgery surveys add to the knowledge and understanding of all physicians caring for morbidly obese patients. The salient message of the 2011 …
  • Metabolic/bariatric Surgery Worldwide 2008
    H Buchwald et al. Obes Surg 19 (12), 1605-11. PMID 19885707.
    Periodically, the state of bariatric surgery worldwide should be assessed; the most recent prior evaluation was in 2003. An email survey was sent to the leadership of the …
  • Bariatric Surgery in Asia in the Last 5 Years (2005-2009)
    D Lomanto et al. Obes Surg 22 (3), 502-6. PMID 22033767. - Review
    Obesity is a major public health concern around the world, including Asia. Bariatric surgery has grown in popularity to combat this rising trend. An e-mail questionnaire …
  • Bariatric Surgery in China: How Is This New Concept Going?
    X Du et al. Obes Surg 26 (12), 2906-2912. PMID 27146500. - Review
    Bariatric surgery is still at an early stage in China, but is now experiencing an explosive growth. A national registry system needs to be established to record and provi …
See all similar articles

Cited by 395 PubMed Central articles

See all "Cited by" articles

References

    1. Health Technol Assess. 2009 Sep;13(41):1-190, 215-357, iii-iv - PubMed
    1. Obes Surg. 2013 Apr;23(4):427-36 - PubMed
    1. Obes Surg. 2004 Oct;14(9):1157-64 - PubMed
    1. Obes Surg. 2009 Dec;19(12):1605-11 - PubMed
    1. Obes Surg. 1998 Feb;8(1):3-8 - PubMed

MeSH terms

LinkOut - more resources

Feedback