Management of the Challenging Bariatric Surgical Patient

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Despite the continued increase in surgical procedures for weight loss, the dramatic increase in the prevalence of morbid obesity far outpaces the treatments to correct it. As a result, the primary care physician is increasingly more likely to be evaluating patients who are either candidates for weight loss surgery or who have already undergone a weight loss procedure. Unique medical and social situations must be considered when evaluating these patients, and it is anticipated that all physicians will be seeing a greater number of complex or challenging patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-392
Number of pages10
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2007

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  • General Medicine


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