Obesity Management Task Force of the European Association for the Study of Obesity Released “Practical Recommendations for the Post-Bariatric Surgery Medical Management”
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Bariatric patients may face specific clinical problems after surgery, and multidisciplinary long-term follow-up is usually provided in specialized centers. However, physicians, obstetricians, dieticians, nurses, clinical pharmacists, midwives, and physical therapists not specifically trained in bariatric medicine may encounter post-bariatric patients with specific problems in their professional activity. This creates a growing need for dissemination of first level knowledge in the management of bariatric patients. Therefore, the Obesity Management Task Force (OMTF) of the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) decided to produce and disseminate a document containing practical recommendations for the management of post-bariatric patients. The list of practical recommendations included in the EASO/OMTF document is reported in this brief communication.
KeywordsEuropean guidelines Obesity management Bariatric surgery Nutrition Diabetes mellitus Sleep apnea Hypertension Pregnancy Psychological aspects Weight maintenance
This document has been written by a group of obesity experts gathered by the Obesity Management Task Force of the European Association for the Study of Obesity. Luca Busetto and Dror Dicker coordinated the group and contributed equally to the preparation of the final paper.
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