June 6th, 2020

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Promoting Preconception, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Care Following Bariatric Surgery: A Best Practice Planning Toolkit for Patients and Their Physicians
Authors:  Joseph R. Wax, M.D., Angelina Cartin, and Michael G. Pinette, M.D.
  Most bariatric procedures are performed in reproductive-aged women. Managing sequelae of postoperative anatomic and physiologic changes can be complex, particularly in women. Standardizing preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum management may limit practice variation and improve care. We therefore provide a clinical toolkit consisting of physician checklists and corresponding written patient educational material to achieve these goals.
Keywords:  bariatric, bariatric surgery, best practice, bowel obstruction, gastric bypass, obesity, patient care checklists, patient educational material, patient safety, pregnancy, reproductive health, surgical complications, weight loss surgery
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