Presurgical Evaluation and Postoperative Care for the Bariatric Patient

Nabil Tariq, Bipan Chand

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With the increasing number of bariatric surgeries being performed, multiple specialties encounter bariatric patients. This article gives an overview of the comprehensive evaluation and preoperative preparation of a bariatric patient. Medical, psychological, and behavioral evaluation is discussed. The role of routine preoperative endoscopy is controversial but can be very important and may alter the operation performed. Immediate postoperative care is also addressed. Undergoing bariatric surgery is a lifelong commitment, and frequent follow up with reinforcement and monitoring for nutritional deficiencies is extremely important.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-240
Number of pages12
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2011


  • Bariatric
  • Endoscopy
  • Follow-up
  • Preoperative
  • Presurgical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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