Bariatric surgery, obesity, postsurgical inadequate weight loss, postsurgical weight regain



  1. Sahebzamani, Frances M. PhD, APRN, FAANP (Nurse Practitioner)


ABSTRACT: Nurse practitioners play a key role in the front-line treatment of obesity in primary care practice settings. National guidelines for the management of obesity are provided by a majority of national organizations, yet little guidance is provided for the management of post-bariatric surgical patients who experience inadequate weight loss or early weight regain. As the number of surgical procedures increases, guidelines and interventions for managing this complex outcome are needed.