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Bariatric Surgery Volume Sees Big Increase In 2021

January 30, 2024

Based on the latest data from the ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery), the number of surgeries performed jumped by 32% in 2021, to 262,893. This happened during the pandemic, which is surprising, since many elective procedures were postponed. This was about 25% higher than Marketdata’s estimate in our March 2023 report on the U.S. weight loss market.

The value of this market then, is estimated to be valued at $6.57 billion two years ago, based on the average cost of such surgeries of about $25,000.

Statistics from the ASMBS are always lagged by a few years, so we are unable to see what the growth or decline was in 2022 and 2023.

The Sleeve procedure is the most common, accounting for 58% of all surgeries, the same as in 2016.

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