Acute pain management following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery
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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.c8232

Correspondence

jasmina.banicek@whittington.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review