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Arq Bras Cir Dig. 2013 Jun;26(2):117-9.

[Nutritional consultations frequency after bariatric surgery].

[Article in Portuguese]

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  • 1Centro Avançado de Videolaparoscopia do Paraná (CEVIP), Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil.



With the growth of surgical interventions to reduce obesity, there is a necessity of a periodic nutritional attendance at long term to ensure the nutritional status of the patients.


To assess the adherence to the periodic nutritional attendance of patients undergoing bariatric surgery.


Data were collected from registration forms of a nutrition service from patients who underwent bariatric surgery between 2001 and 2008.


Were evaluated 469 registration forms, of which 83% corresponded to female and 16.8% to male, with a mean age of 38.2 ± 12.03 years. The attendance showed an average of 2.04 ± 0.77 pre-operatively queries and 3.4 ± 9.19 post-operative queries and there was progressive reduction in assiduity of these patients in surgical follow-up.


There was a high dropout of the patients in post-operative nutritional attendance, being primarily concerned about the high dropout after two years of surgery; this tendency may result in metabolic complications and regain of lost weight.

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