Bariatric Surgery White Paper - Free Download

New-Bariatric-White-Paper-Thumbnail-112018In their clinical practice guidelines for the perioperative nutritional, metabolic, and nonsurgical support of the bariatric surgery patient, The Obesity Society (TOS), the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) stresses that a team approach to perioperative care is mandatory with special attention to nutritional and metabolic issues.

Incorporating preoperative weight loss into your surgical plan can:

  • Reduce the size of the liver and increase likelihood of candidacy for bariatric surgery
  •  Improve operability in patients
  • Increase postoperative weight loss at one year
  • Increase postoperative weight loss for the long-term
  • Reduce surgical complications
  • Decrease operative time and facilitate the procedure

Robard's PeriOptimization Protocol for Bariatric Surgery is based on the ASMBS established guidelines for medical evaluations and clearances and includes a defined patient education curriculum, as well as nutrition and exercise recommendations.