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Published June 2017

Important Notice

The Tool Kit items are living documents continually under construction; materials are regularly added and updated to provide members with the most up-to-date and relevant information. Please continue to check back to discover new resources. Creation of these Tool Kit items is a comprehensive process by which multiple ASMBS committees vet the material to ensure members are provided with the most accurate and pertinent information. All resources contained herein have to be approved by both the Integrated Health and Surgeon Clinical Issues and Guidelines Committees as well as the Integrated Health and Surgeon Executive Councils.

Individuals pursuing bariatric surgery want to know what to expect upon during their stay at the hospital. This patient education document may include hospital policy, patient goals during the stay and possibly instructions for friends and family. In this section, you will find an outline of items to consider in the creation of your patient documents concerning the facility stay during the bariatric surgery process. The needs of each clinic will be different, and these resources are provided as a guide only.

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