Funding for this research was provided by:
International Federation of Surgery for Obesity (Not applicable)
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Received: 15 October 2018
Accepted: 30 October 2018
First Online: 12 November 2018
Compliance with Ethical Standards
: This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors. For this type of study, formal consent is not required.
: Dr. Welbourn reports non-financial support for attending conferences from Ethicon Endo-Surgery, personal fees from consultancy fees from Novo Nordisk, outside the submitted work.Dr. Cohen reports personal fees from GI Dynamics, grants from Johnson & Johnson Medical, Brazil, outside the submitted work.Dr. Dixon reports personal fees from NHMRC, during the conduct of the study; personal fees from Apollo Endosurgery, personal fees from Bariatric Advantage, personal fees from Medrontic, personal fees from Nestle, personal fees from Johnson & Johnson, outside the submitted work.Dr. Himpens reports personal fees from Ethicon, personal fees from Medtronic, outside the submitted work.Dr. Walton and Dr. Kinsmen reports grants from IFSO, during the conduct of the study; grants from IFSO, outside the submitted work. Dr. Hollyman, Dr. Liem, Dr. Brown, Dr. Ottosson, Dr. Ramos, Dr. Alsabah, and Dr. Våge have nothing to disclose.