แนวทางเวชปฏิบัติในการดูแลรักษาผู้ป่วยโรคอ้วนด้วยการผ่าตัดแห่งประเทศไทย พ.ศ. 2564
Background and objective: The prevalence of obesity is increasing in Thailand. The Thai Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery newly developed the first Thailand guidelines for Bariatric surgery as the gold standard treatment of morbid obesity.
Materials and Methods: In purpose of enhancing the quality of care in obesity treatment through metabolic and bariatric surgery, this statement would provide suggestions for managements that are derived from available knowledge, peer-reviewed scientific literature, and expert opinion. This was accomplished by reviewing currently available literature regarding obesity, obesity treatments, and metabolic surgery from all references published worldwide.
Results: The intent of issuing such a guideline is to provide definite criteria for surgery, pre-operative, and post-operative care, included particular practical points in each step.
Conclusions: This is the first practice guideline on bariatric surgery to treat an obese patient in Thailand. The guideline would be revised in the future should additional evidence become available and future research is needed to gather more evidence and study clinical outcomes for the development of future practice guidelines.