Which bariatric procedure is the most popular in the world? A bibliometric comparison
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CitationÖzsoy, Z., Demir, E. (2018). Which bariatric procedure is the most popular in the world? A bibliometric comparison. Obesity Surgery, 28(4), 2339-2252.
Objective: This study aims to make a bibliometric analysis of the most commonly performed bariatric procedures between the years 2006 and 2016 and identify the most popular procedure in the field of bariatric surgery (BS). Background: Despite the fact that BS popularity has been increasing considerably in recent years, the literature indicates insufficient information regarding the comparison of the methods used in BS. Methods: The terms “Sleeve Gastrectomy,” “Gastric Bypass,” or “Gastric Band” were searched in Web of Science for the years between 1980 and 2016. All the publications found were subjected to bibliometric analysis. Results: WoS database included 3501 publications about the sleeve gastrectomy keyword, 7278 publications about the gastric bypass keyword, and 2692 publications about the gastric band keyword. USA was found to be the most active country in all methods, and the authors who had most publications were Gagner M (64, 1.8%) for sleeve gastrectomy, Le Roux CW (83, 1.1%) for gastric bypass, and O’brien PE (50, 1.9%) for gastric band. “Obesity Surgery” was the journal that contributed most to the literature in all three obesity surgery procedures. Conclusion: Despite the fact that the top procedure was Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in terms of bibliometrics, the most popular procedure was found to be sleeve gastrectomy. According to the percentage of the increase in publications and citations, sleeve gastrectomy was found to be the method which showed the highest increase rates in recent years. © 2018, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.