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Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
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vol. 11
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Present status of bariatric surgery in Poland

Michał R. Janik
Edward Stanowski
Krzysztof Paśnik

Videosurgery Miniinv 2016; 11 (1): 22–25
Online publish date: 2016/03/23
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Introduction: The first survey of bariatric surgery in Poland was published in 2007. New trends are observed worldwide, and there is a current need to investigate the status of bariatric surgery in Polish institutions. This survey was initiated to gain an overview of Polish bariatric surgery during 2007–2014.

Aim: To analyze the number and types of bariatric procedures performed in Polish institutions in 2014 and to perform a trend analysis from 2007 to 2014.

Material and methods: A questionnaire regarding the numbers and types of bariatric procedures performed between 2007 and 2014 was e-mailed to all members of the Bariatric Society (a branch of the Association of Polish Surgeons) and to 28 surgical departments. Trend analyses from 2007 to 2014 were performed.

Results: Among the surgical departments, 16 (57%) responded. The results showed that 1499 bariatric procedures were performed in Poland in 2014, with 96.4% done laparoscopically. The highest number was from Masovian Voivodeship. The most commonly reported procedures were laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) (60.7%), followed by laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (19.2%), mini gastric bypass (11.1%), and adjustable gastric banding (7.6%). Most significant was the rise in prevalence of LSG from 8.0% to 60.4% of the total bariatric procedures from 2007 to 2014.

Conclusions: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is currently the most frequently performed bariatric procedure in Poland. The accuracy of the national survey of procedures would be enhanced if we could create a national registry.

bariatric surgery, trends, Polish survey

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