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Mortality Rate Sleeve Gastrectomy Over 1 per 100
National Study Mortality Rate Sleeve Gastrectomy Over 1 per 100 (1.4%)!

New Study of All Sleeve Gastrectomies in Germany

Beginning January 1, 2005, the status and outcomes of bariatric surgery were examined in Germany.

Results

The total study contains 3,122 patients.

From January 2006 to December 2007,

144 sleeve gastrectomy procedures were performed in the 17 hospitals participating in the study.

The mean body mass index (BMI) of patients undergoing SG was 54.5 kg/m2.

The complication rate after SG was 14.1%, and

the surgical complication rate was 9.4%.

The postoperative mortality rate was 1.4%.

Conclusions
`The complication rate during the first 2 years after SG in Germany is similar to that published in the literature.`

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