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Standards and Guidelines for Perioperative Care of Bariatric Patients 

Standards and Guidelines for Perioperative Care of Bariatric Patients
Standards and Guidelines for Perioperative Care of Bariatric Patients

Zubaidah Nor Hanipah

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date: 09 December 2021

In order to establish a worldwide standard of care for management of bariatric patients, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), The Obesity Society (TOS), and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) published clinical practice guidelines (CPG) for perioperative management of bariatric surgery patients in 2008. The CPG, which were updated in 2013, have been endorsed by professional bariatric societies worldwide. This chapter summarizes guidelines based on the updated CPG, with a focus on prevention and management of complications of bariatric surgery. The chapter outlines the guidelines for perioperative care of bariatric patients and specific management of perioperative complications using a system- or disease-oriented approach. The guidelines are designed to assist practitioners in patient management; however, practitioners should practice bariatric surgery based on current knowledge, experience, latest literature reviews, and patients’ needs in order to achieve optimal patient care.

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