How many bariatric surgeries have been performed in the us for the 2011 year? Also, currently how many bariatric surgeons are there in the USA?
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This is Dr. Davidwe don't have numbers for 2011 yet.this study was published just last year in 2011 and has numbers for 2008http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21624841"For the period between 2003 and 2008, the number of bariatric operations peaked in 2004 at 135,985 cases and plateaued at 124,838 cases in 2008. The annual rate of bariatric operations peaked at 63.9 procedures per 100,000 adults in 2004 and decreased to 54.2 procedures in 2008.""The number of bariatric surgeons with membership in the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery increased from 931 to 1,819 during the 6 years studied."I hope this helps