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

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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.

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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