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Obesity

Information for healthcare professionals on obesity including guidelines, protocols and evidence on the use of VLCDs.

OPTIFAST VLCD Preoperative Protocol

A pre-operative protocol addressing obesity management pre & post-bariatric surgery and general surgical procedures to minimise surgical and post-surgical risks. The protocol highlights the fact that with the increase in bariatric surgeries being performed, there is an increased need for preoperative weight loss. This has been driven by the necessity to optimise the safety of surgery.