Ten top tips for the management of patients post-bariatric surgery in primary care

Parretti, Hughes, O’Kane, Woodcock, and Pryke


Bariatric surgery is performed around 8500 times each year in the UK. Currently, there are no comprehensive guidelines focusing on the long-term care of post-bariatric patients within primary care.

This Guidelines summary provides 10 top tips for primary care professionals on the long-term management of patients post-bariatric surgery. Topics covered include weight maintenance, reviewing symptoms and comorbidities, medication considerations, nutritional deficiencies and supplementation, and planning pregnancy.


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