Postoperative Care Pathways for the Bariatric Patient

  • Katherine M. Meister
  • Stacy A. Brethauer


The bariatric patient population presents unique issues in postoperative management due to both the size of the patient and their multiple medical comorbidities. Implementation of postoperative bariatric care pathway, including enhanced recovery after surgery and the use of postoperative order sets, can aid in providing a uniform level of care, minimizing the risk of postoperative complications. The following chapter describes various aspects of the postoperative management of the bariatric patient with a focus on utilization of an enhanced recovery pathway.


Bariatric surgery Postoperative care Postoperative pathway Enhanced recovery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cleveland Clinic, Bariatric and Metabolic InstituteClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryCleveland Clinic, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of MedicineClevelandUSA

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