Acute pain management following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery
Jasmina Banicek Clinical nurse specialist, Pain management, The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, London
Diana Butcher Lead nurse, Pain management, The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, London
Obesity is a growing public health problem. This article provides an overview of the health implications associated with obesity. It describes laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, an invasive intervention for the management of obesity. Strategies for achieving effective pain management following this procedure are discussed.
Nursing Standard. 25, 18, 35-40. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.01.25.18.35.c8232Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review