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Medicine - Surgery | Patient Preparation for Bariatric Surgery

Patient Preparation for Bariatric Surgery

Benotti, Peter N.

2014, XIII, 158 p. 39 illus., 30 illus. in color.

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  • The expert experience of the author is integrated throughout
  • Provides best practice recommendations for the patient education and informed consent process
  • The only text that addresses this information within one cover​

Patient Preparation for Bariatric Surgery provides a comprehensive and state of the art review of all aspects of the patient preparation process, The text reviews current literature and controversies involving sources of referrals and the difficulties encountered by primary care physicians in managing patients with extreme obesity. Strategies for addressing this problem and integrating primary care physicians in comprehensive obesity programs are presented. The text also reviews current indications for surgery and the current patient access limitations that have resulted in the need for revised surgical indications based more on medical need than mere extent of obesity.

Written by an authority in the field, Patient Preparation for Bariatric Surgery is a valuable resource for bariatric surgeons, bariatric physicians and all allied health personnel who manage patients with extreme obesity and will assist in the advancement of this area of surgery as well as stimulate new discovery.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » endoscopy - extreme obesity - operative preparation - patient education - patient history

Related subjects » Medicine - Surgery

Table of contents 

Chapter 1

Chapter 2
Indications and Patient Referrals for Bariatric Surgery

Chapter 3
Patient Education and Informed Consent

Chapter 4
Initial Medical Evaluation

Chapter 5
Psychological and Behavioral Evaluation

Chapter 6
Comprehensive Medical Evaluation

Chapter 7
Nutrition I:  Protein and Vitamins

Chapter 8
Nutrition II: Minerals

Chapter 9

Chapter 10
Diagnostic Endoscopy: Perioperative

Chapter 11
Therapeutic Endoscopy

Chapter 12
Risk Assessment in Bariatric Surgery

Chapter 13
Management of the High-Risk Bariatric Surgery Candidate

Chapter 14
Anesthesia Considerations in Bariatric Surgery

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