Background: This international Young-IFSO survey aims to address variations, trends, and obstacles in bariatric/metabolic surgery (BMS) training globally, since expectations and resources differ among young surgeons. Methods: The Young-IFSO scientific team designed an online confidential questionnaire with 50 questions analyzing the individual BMS training. The survey link was sent to all IFSO/ASMBS members and was shared in social media. All Young-IFSO members (age up to 45 years) were invited to participate between 16 December 2022 and 4 February 2023. Results: A total of 240 respondents from 61 countries took the survey. Most respondents (70.24%) described their current position as a consultant surgeon with an average of 5.43 years’ experience working in BMS, and 55% are working in a bariatric center of excellence. More than 50% of the respondents performed none or less than 10 BMS during residency. Preparation of the stomach and stapling during sleeve gastrectomy (SG) were the first steps performed, and SG was the first BMS completed as a first operating surgeon by most of the respondents (74%). In total, 201 (84.45%) surgeons reported to perform scientific work. Most respondents (90.13%) reported that surgical mentorship had improved their surgical skills. Conclusion: This international experts’ survey underlines the lack of a standardized global surgical curriculum of BMS during residency. It shows that SG is the single most performed procedure by young surgeons. These data might underline the importance of advancing surgical education in BMS, and accredited fellowship programs should be offered globally to maintain and raise quality of BMS. Graphical Abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)2816-2830
Número de páginas15
PublicaciónObesity Surgery
EstadoPublicada - 28 jul. 2023


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