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Aims & Scope

Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care is the essential peer-reviewed journal delivering clinical best practices and quality updates for achieving optimal bariatric surgical outcomes.

Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care coverage includes:

  • Quality outcomes measurement and reporting
  • Process innovations and care delivery
  • Short- and long-term surgical complications
  • Pre-surgical diagnosis and consultation
  • Pre-op, peri-op, and post-op standards of practice
  • Patient access
  • Patient safety issues
  • Nutritional and dietary support
  • Bariatric surgical emergencies
  • Best practices and current standards for bariatric surgery
  • Culture and ethics
  • Body contouring and reconstructive surgery
  • Bariatric teamwork and communication

Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Careis under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief

Dean J. Mikami, MD, FACS, John A. Burn School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, and other leading investigators. View the entire editorial board.

Audience: Bariatric Centers of Excellence, bariatric surgeons, bariatric surgical nurses, and hospital nursing and surgery departments, among others


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