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Caring for patients undergoing bariatric surgery

Dunham, Marguerite MSN, CRNP

doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000432118.12880.ff

Bariatric surgery, often the best option for substantial long-term weight loss, can also reduce or resolve comorbid disorders such as type 2 diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia. Explore the complex issues surrounding obesity here, then refresh your knowledge about nursing care for the various types of bariatric surgery.

Marguerite Dunham is a nurse practitioner at the Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, Pa.

The author has disclosed that she has no financial relationships related to this article.

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