Adjuvant Pharmaceutical Therapy for Perioperative Use in Bariatric Surgery

  • John M. Morton
  • Saber Ghiassi
  • Geoffrey S. Nadzam


Bariatric surgery has been demonstrated as a very safe and effective therapy for patients with obesity. Considerable understanding of obesity as a disease has also occurred, indicating a variable response to any form of intervention. Accompanying this understanding of obesity as a disease are multiple anti-obesity medications, which can serve as primary and adjuvant therapy for patients with obesity. This chapter describes indications and appropriateness in the use of anti-obesity medications in the bariatric surgery population.


Bariatric Surgery Sleeve gastrectomy Gastric bypass Adjuvant Medications Preoperative Postoperative Weight loss Weight gain 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John M. Morton
    • 1
  • Saber Ghiassi
    • 2
  • Geoffrey S. Nadzam
    • 3
  1. 1.Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery DivisionYale School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryYale School of MedicineFairfieldUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryYale School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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