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Authors

  1. GABRIEL, SUE ARNP, CCRN, MSN
  2. GARGUILO, HEIDI ARNP, BC, MSN

Abstract

About 140,000 people in the United States had some sort of weight-loss surgery in 2004. That number is expected to grow due to the worldwide obesity epidemic and the willingness of insurance companies to cover these procedures. In this article, we'll sort out the different bariatric surgery procedures and help you understand what you need to teach your patient to increase the chances of postop success.