J Metab Bariatr Surg.  2018 Dec;7(2):54-57. 10.17476/jmbs.2018.7.2.54.

Current Status of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery in Daejeon/Chungcheong Area

  • 1Department of Surgery, Dankook University Hospital, Cheonan, Korea.
  • 2Department of Surgery, Chungbuk National University Hospital, Cheongju, Korea.
  • 3Department of Surgery, The Catholic University of Korea, Daejeon St. Mary's Hospital, Daejeon, Korea.
  • 4Department of Surgery, Soonchunhyang University Cheonan Hospital, Cheonan, Korea.
  • 5Department of Surgery, Cheongju St. Mary's Hospital, Cheongju, Korea.
  • 6Department of Surgery, Eulji University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea.
  • 7Department of Surgery, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea.
  • 8Department of Surgery, Daejeon Sun Hospital, Daejeon, Korea.
  • 9Department of Surgery, Konyang University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea. rglee@hanmail.net


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.
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.
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.
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.


Obesity; Bariatric; Metabolic; Safety; Survey
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