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Crit Care Nurs Q. 2003 Apr-Jun;26(2):101-4.

Bariatric weight loss surgery: patient education, preparation, and follow-up.

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Bariatric Specialty Clinic and Surgical Unit, Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, San Antonio, Tex 78229, USA.


Bariatric weight loss surgery is no small undertaking. It requires a lifelong commitment on the part of the patient. Education is the key to helping patients achieve optimal health and a better quality of life as a result of having undergone weight loss surgery.

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