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Care for patients who have undergone one anastomosis gastric bypass surgery

Kamal Mahawar - Author First published: Last updated:

Bariatric surgery is now firmly established in the UK with several thousand procedures being performed every year (Welbourn et al, 2014). One anastomosis gastric bypass (OAGB) is a recognised bariatric procedure (De Luca et al, 2018; Mahawar et al, 2018a) accounting for the third highest number of bariatric procedures worldwide (Angrisani et al, 2018) and being performed by an increasing number of British surgeons (Parmar et al, 2016). Nurses working in a variety of clinical settings might come in contact with patients who have undergone this bariatric procedure and be called on to care for them. This makes it important for nurses to be aware of the anatomical and physiological changes associated with this procedure, routine care of these patients, and the identification and management of complications.

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The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders has now concluded that the official identifier of this procedure

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