Long-Term Outcomes of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery in Japan: Results of a Multi-Institutional Survey.

@article{Haruta2017LongTermOO,
  title={Long-Term Outcomes of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery in Japan: Results of a Multi-Institutional Survey.},
  author={Hidenori Haruta and Kazunori Kasama and Masayuki Ohta and Akira Sasaki and Hiroshi Yamamoto and Yasuhiro Miyazaki and Takashi Oshiro and Takeshi Naitoh and Yoshinori Hosoya and Takeshi Togawa and Yosuke Seki and Alan Kawarai Lefor and Toru Tani},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={754-762}
}
BACKGROUND The number of bariatric procedures performed in Japan is increasing. There are isolated reports of bariatric surgery, but there have been no nationwide surveys including long-term data. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed data for patients who underwent bariatric and metabolic surgery throughout Japan and reviewed outcomes. Surveys were sent to ten institutions for number of procedures, preoperative patient weight and preoperative obesity-related comorbidities, and data at 1, 3… CONTINUE READING