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Date of Award

Spring 2020

Degree Name

Master of Medical Science (Physician Assistant)

Department

Physician Assistant; College of Health Sciences

First Advisor

Elizabeth Masten, MS, PA-C

Abstract

Bariatric surgery is becoming an increasing popular option for weight loss in obese individuals. There are several different types of bariatric surgery, including Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, the adjustable gastric band, and vertical sleeve gastrectomy. Each of these operations varies in technique and complications, but all boast mortality rates below one percent. Amid the improvement in patient outcomes, bariatric surgery has rapidly become a burgeoning field of scientific research. Despite this, there are still many areas surrounding this topic that remain to be analyzed. Therefore, this review examines weight-loss outcomes through preoperative exercise regimens compared to postoperative exercise regimens in obese adults undergoing bariatric surgery.

Additional Files

Hughes PICO Poster.pdf (2134 kB)
PICO References.pdf (90 kB)
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The Efficacy of Preoperative and Postoperative Physical Activity Interventions in Bariatric Surgery Patients

Bariatric surgery is becoming an increasing popular option for weight loss in obese individuals. There are several different types of bariatric surgery, including Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, the adjustable gastric band, and vertical sleeve gastrectomy. Each of these operations varies in technique and complications, but all boast mortality rates below one percent. Amid the improvement in patient outcomes, bariatric surgery has rapidly become a burgeoning field of scientific research. Despite this, there are still many areas surrounding this topic that remain to be analyzed. Therefore, this review examines weight-loss outcomes through preoperative exercise regimens compared to postoperative exercise regimens in obese adults undergoing bariatric surgery.