2019 Clinical Practice Guideline for the Perioperative Nutrition, Metabolic, and Nonsurgical Support of Patients Undergoing Bariatric Procedures

Co-sponsored by AACE, The Obesity Society, American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Obesity Medicine Association, and American Society of Anesthesiologists

This updated guideline is based on an increased number and quality of the best available scientific studies to guide physicians in the clinical care of patients with obesity who undergo surgical and nonsurgical bariatric procedures. This guideline identifies patient candidates for bariatric procedures, discusses which types of bariatric procedures should be offered, outlines management of patients before procedures, and recommends how to optimize patient care during and after procedures.

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Listen to Dr. Timothy Garvey, Dr. Jayleen Grams, Dr. Daniel Hurley, and Dr. Stacy Brethauer discuss the indications for bariatric surgery, newer bariatric procedures, and the role of bariatric surgery in reducing complications from diabetes, in AACE podcast episode 2.