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Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery in the Asia-Pacific Region: APMBSS 2018 Survey

Masayuki Ohta, Yosuke Seki, Simon Ki-Hung Wong, Cunchuan Wang, Chih-Kun Huang, Ahmad Aly, Manish Baijal, Salman Al-Sabah, Suthep Udomsawaengsup, Yoon Seok Heo, Saad Sqer Althuwaini, Alper Celik, Nafad El-Hadidi, Davit Sargsyan, Tikfu Gee, Jaideepraj Rao, Errawan R Wiradisuria, Edward Oliveros, Seigo Kitano, Kazunori Kasama



INTRODUCTION: The Asia-Pacific Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Society (APMBSS) held its congress in Tokyo at the end of March, 2018, and representatives from Asia-Pacific countries presented the current status of bariatric/metabolic surgery in the "National Reports" session. The data are summarized here to show the current status and problems in the Asia-Pacific region in 2017. METHODS: A questionnaire including data of 2016 and 2017 and consisting of eight general questions was prepared and sent to representatives in 18 Asia-Pacific countries by e-mail before the congress. After the congress, the data were analyzed and summarized. RESULTS: Seventeen of 18 countries responded to the survey...

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