Bariatric surgery has become a popular treatment modality for obesity in Malaysia. However, the absence of a standardized national registry has led to paucity of information pertaining to quantity and quality of bariatric surgery in Malaysia. In the absence of a national registry, a nationwide survey was conducted with the aim of establishing a fair estimate of case volume based on type of procedure and to identify the total number of surgeons performing those procedures at their respective centers from 1st January 2010 to 31st December 2016. For this purpose, a questionnaire was designed and distributed to bariatric surgeons throughout Malaysia. The data along with a brief narrative of the history and progress of bariatric surgery in Malaysia is presented in this report. . . . . Keywords Bariatric Obesity Malaysia Metabolic syndrome Laparoscopic surgery Introduction possibly Asia with 45.3% of its population identified as either overweight or obese . Obesity is more pronounced among Obesity has been recognized as a legitimate threat to global Malaysian women, Malaysians of Indian ethnic background, health quality since the 1980s with approximately 1.4 billion and adults in their 4th to 5th decade of life. Once thought to be people worldwide identified as
Obesity Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 3, 2018
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