Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2018, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (5): 577-580.doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.10740

• Comprehensive Treatment of Reducing Weight Forum •     Next Articles

Multidisciplinary Team and Nutrition Management for Bariatric Surgery

LI Zijian, YU Jianchun()   

  1. Department of General Surgery,PUMC Hospital,CAMS and PUMC,Beijing 100730,China
  • Received:2018-07-28 Online:2018-10-30 Published:2018-11-07
  • Contact: Jianchun YU


Bariatric surgery remains the most successful treatment for morbid obesity. Multiple departments may be involved due to the presence of various co-morbidities and the complex procedure. Thus,the establishment of a multidisciplinary team based on endocrinology,gastrointestinal surgery,nutrition,and psychology is important to ensure a successful bariatric surgery. Although the bariatric surgery has definite effectiveness in decreasing body weight and improving comorbidities,patients may still face the risks including protein and/or micronutrient malnutrition and other complications after the bariatric surgery. The medium-and long-term follow-up and nutrition management after bariatric surgery mainly focus on the following two aspects: weight loss and improvement of obesity-related complications; and assessment and treatment of possible nutritional deficiencies and eating disorders.

Key words: obesity, bariatric surgery, multidisciplinary team, nutrition management

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