Primary care management of patients following bariatric surgery.

  title={Primary care management of patients following bariatric surgery.},
  author={Jessica L Doolen and Sally K. Miller},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners},
  volume={17 11},
PURPOSE To evaluate the nutritional, psychosocial, and other primary care issues faced by nurse practitioners (NPs) and their patients in the long-term management of the increasing population of patients who have had bariatric surgery. DATA SOURCES An extensive review of the literature provides the foundation for development of assessment and management strategies highlighted in a case study. CONCLUSIONS Management of the patient after bariatric surgery does not end with successful surgical… CONTINUE READING