Ten Top Tips for the management of patients post-bariatric surgery in primary care

Helen Parretti, Carly Hughes, Mary O'Kane, Sean Woodcock, Rachel Pryke

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    Abstract

    There is a growing cohort of people undergoing bariatric surgery, and these patients require lifelong follow-up. Recent NICE guidelines recommend a shared care model for the long-term management of these individuals; therefore, GPs need guidance on how to appropriately monitor and manage them. Following a review of the current literature and discussions with experts in the field, guidance has been developed that will aid GPs in providing high-quality shared care alongside Tier 3 or 4 specialist teams. Areas discussed include monitoring long-term associated conditions, potential nutritional deficiencies, nutritional supplements, potential changes to medications post-surgery, post-surgery contraception advice and criteria for re-referral to specialist services.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)68-73
    JournalBritish Journal of Obesity
    Volume1
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Keywords

    • Bariatric surgery
    • Primary care
    • RCGP Nutrition Group
    • Shared care

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    • Guidelines for the follow-up of patients undergoing bariatric surgery

      O'Kane, M., Parretti, H., Hughes, C., Sharma, M., Woodcock, S., Puplampu, T., Blakemore, A., Clare, K., MacMillan, I., Joyce, J., Sethi, S. & Barth, J., Jun 2016, In: Clinical Obesity. 6, 3, p. 210-224 15 p.

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