Management of the challenging bariatric surgical patient

Med Clin North Am. 2007 May;91(3):383-92, x. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2007.02.003.


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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bariatric Surgery / methods*
  • Family Practice / methods*
  • Humans
  • Obesity, Morbid / epidemiology
  • Obesity, Morbid / surgery*
  • Patient Care Management
  • Preoperative Care
  • Primary Health Care
  • Risk Assessment