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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. savaris_ana@yahoo.com.br

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

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.

AIM:

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

METHODS:

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

RESULTS:

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.

CONCLUSION:

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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