Lifestyle and pharmacologic management before and after bariatric surgery

Jaime M. Moore, Matthew A. Haemer, Claudia K. Fox

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As metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) increasingly becomes a treatment of choice for adolescents with severe obesity, there is a need to understand how to deliver pre- and postoperative care in ways that maximize long-term safety and efficacy. This article describes major pre- and postoperative goals, lifestyle modification targets, and, when necessary, pharmacologic management strategies for adolescents undergoing MBS. Three categories of evidence were used-studies of pre- and postoperative interventions and factors influencing MBS outcomes in adolescents, studies of pre- and postoperative associations and interventions in adults, and studies of non-surgical weight management applicable to adolescents pursuing MBS. Finally, priority areas for future research within this topic are identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number150889
JournalSeminars in pediatric surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2020

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