With obesity levels continuing to rise despite efforts in diet, exercise, and medical management, the focus has now turned to surgery to help combat the obesity epidemic. The operation is just the beginning, and there can be many different complications and side effects associated with weight loss surgery. Bariatric Surgery: What Every Provider Needs to Know takes a multidisciplinary team approach to maximize the patient’s weight loss and to minimize complications, from patient selection to postoperative care. This book was written for any health care providers or students involved with bariatric surgical patients to provide them with the important information needed to manage their patient. Drs. R. Armour Forse and Caroline M. Apovian and more than 50 contributors have designed Bariatric Surgery: What Every Provider Needs to Know to provide practical information for non-surgeons and non-nutrition experts who are involved in the care of a patient undergoing bariatric surgery and makes the concepts easy to understand and to apply when caring for a patient with obesity. Some topics covered include: Adolescent obesity and weight loss surgery, Various surgical procedures such as gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric bypass, Anesthetic issues in the patient with obesity undergoing surgery, Bariatric surgery and the elderly, Immediate postoperative complications, Medical management of the patient after bariatric surgery, Psychological issues in the bariatric surgery patient, Bariatric Surgery: What Every Provider Needs to Know covers the fundamental issues that need to be addressed with the overall care of the surgical patient for a multidisciplinary team, including nurse practitioners, physician assistant gastroenterology residents, dieticians, and medical students.
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