Introduction

The prevalence of morbid obesity is increasing considerably in the U.S., and the number of bariatric procedures for weight loss has grown dramatically over the last five years. The American Society for Bariatric Surgery reported that more than 140,000 gastrointestinal surgeries for obesity were performed in 2004,1 and the numbers are increasing dramatically as more surgeons become proficient at the procedure. After the surgical follow-up care is completed, primary-care physicians interact with these patients for a multitude of medical problems. This review outlines the common problems encountered in the postoperative management of the bariatric-surgery patient.

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