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Nursing Care in Bariatric Surgery

Emine Aydın, Hülya Bulut.

Obesity is caused by increased amounts of fatty tissue in the body and increasingly common serious health problem. The prevalence of obesity is increasing in all age groups throughout the world. This increase in the rate of obesity increases the incidence of obesity-related chronic diseases. In this respect, obesity is considered a risk factor for the chronic diseases. People who are more than 30 Body Mass Index called as obese and people who are over 40 called morbidly obese. Bariatric surgery is an effective treatment providing in permanent weight loosing for obesity. Bariatric surgery techniques are applied as three different types. These techniques include; limit food intake, reduce nutrient absorption (malabsorption), and restricting food intake and malabsorption surgeries. In bariatric surgery, patient care is becoming increasingly important at before and after surgery due to the presence of concomitant diseases in obese patients. During this period, there are special nursing practices which include reducing the risks in the care of patients who are candidates for bariatric surgery, preventing the development of complications and supplying the recovery from illness as soon as possible. In this article nursing care of obese patients before and after surgery is to be discussed. In addition, bariatric surgery, complications and difficulties in live patients are to be examined

Key words: Bariatrik Surgery, Nursing Care, Difficulties

Article Language: Turkish English

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