By Peter N. Benotti

Patient education for Bariatric Surgery presents a finished and state-of-the-art overview of all facets of the sufferer guidance technique, The textual content experiences present literature and controversies related to resources of referrals and the problems encountered via basic care physicians in dealing with sufferers with severe weight problems. ideas for addressing this challenge and integrating fundamental care physicians in finished weight problems courses are provided. The textual content additionally experiences present symptoms for surgical procedure and the present sufferer entry obstacles that experience led to the necessity for revised surgical symptoms established extra on clinical desire than mere quantity of obesity.

Written via an expert within the box, Patient coaching for Bariatric Surgery is a important source for bariatric surgeons, bariatric physicians and all allied future health group of workers who deal with sufferers with severe weight problems and may help in the development of this sector of surgical procedure in addition to stimulate new discovery.

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Prospective surgical candidates must understand that common comorbid conditions like hypertension and diabetes will be improving rapidly during the early postoperative period and will require frequent and timely reductions in medications in order to avoid complications related to overdose. The author’s experience suggests that the bariatric medical team best handles these medication reductions, as primary care physicians are usually not familiar with the time course of the physiology of weight loss and often may not provide the necessary patient access.

Psychiatric disorder comorbidity and association with eating disorders in bariatric surgery patients: a cross-sectional study using structured interviewbased diagnosis. J Clin Psychiatry. 2006;67:1080–5. 6. Mauri M, Rucci P, Calderone A, Santini F, Oppo A, Romano A, Rinaldi S, Armani A, Polini M, Pinchera A, Cassano G. Axis I and II disorders and quality of life in bariatric surgery candidates. J Clin Psychiatry. 2008;69:295–301. 7. Sarwer D, Wadden T, Fabricatore A. Psychosocial and behavioral aspects of bariatric surgery.

Specific patient related health risks of obesity such as age, BMI, and comorbid conditions should be discussed in terms of their contribution to increased or decreased health risks. The current indications for surgery and eligibility criteria for bariatric surgery should be discussed as well as the variations in insurance provider interpretations of medical eligibility for surgery. Candidates should understand the different surgical procedures that are available, the pros and cons of each procedure, as well as the weight loss outcomes and potential complications of each procedure.

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