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Bariatric Patient Comprehensive Test

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1. Criteria for eligibility for Bariatric surgery is based on:

a.   A BMI of 35 or greater with at least one obesity-related condition called a co-morbidity
b.   A BMI of 40 or greater with or without co-morbidities
c.   A BMI of 30-34 with at least one obesity-related condition called a co-morbidity (Lap Band Only)
d.   The National Institute of Health's definition of a BMI measuring 25-29
e.   A, B and C

2. An obesity-related, co-morbid condition may include which of the following:

a.   Diabetes
b.   Sleep Apnea
c.   High Blood Pressure
d.   All of the above

3. To be eligible for Bypass surgery patients must be either 100 pounds overweight, or 75 pounds overweight with obesity-related co-morbidities.

a.   True
b.   False

4. Surgical options include:

a.   Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (restrictive procedure)
b.   Sleeve Gastrectomy (restrictive procedure)
c.   Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (restrictive & malabsorptive procedure)
d.   A and C
e.   All of the above

5. To be eligible for surgery, patients must meet which of the following requirements:

a.   A psychological evaluation with a psychotherapist at West Hills Hospital
b.   A consultation with a Registered Dietitian at West Hills Hospital and passing the 20-question dietary test
c.   Watch the online presentation and pass the competency test OR meet one-on-one with the Bariatric Coordinator
d.   All of the above

6. Gastric Bypass surgery is the “Gold Standard” of surgical procedures for morbid obesity due to its proven 50+ year history of success.

a.   True
b.   False

7. Gastric Banding involves stapling the stomach to create a small pouch.

a.   True
b.   False

8. One of the differences between Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy is that the remaining stomach is removed in Sleeve Gastrectomy but retained in the body in Gastric Bypass.

a.   True
b.   False

9. Complications from Gastric Bypass surgery can include the following:

a.   Leak at the staple line
b.   Stricture
c.   Marginal Ulcer
d.   All of the above

10. Complications of Band surgery can include:

a.   Leak at the staple line
b.   Stricture
c.   Slippage
d.   All of the above

11. Complications of Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery can include:

a.   Leak at the staple line
b.   Erosion
c.   Slippage
d.   All of the above

12. Walking shortly after surgery is key to avoiding complications post-op

a.   True
b.   False

13. Differences between a laparoscopic procedure vs. open:

a.   Shorter hospital stay with laparoscopy
b.   Less scarring with laparoscopy
c.   Greater risk of infection and increased pain with open
d.   All of the above

14. If there is a problem with the port, the entire Band must be replaced.

a.   True
b.   False

15. What is the pre-op nutrition plan for patients whose BMI is 40 or higher?

a.   All patients will consume only protein drinks and clear liquids (no dairy) for seven days prior to surgery
b.   All patients will be on clear liquids for three days prior to surgery
c.   Both A and B

16. Vigorous exercise (e.g., running, fast walking, use of weights) should begin:

a.   immediately post-op
b.   4-6 weeks post-op
c.   At least 3 months post-op

17. The nutrition progression for Bariatric patients is:

a.   Liquids, pureed foods, soft foods, modified regular diet
b.   Protein drinks during the stages of liquids, pureed foods, soft foods, modified regular diet
c.   A multi-vitamin and calcium citrate daily and Vitamin B12 weekly
d.   All of the above

18. Medications must be crushed or taken in liquid form or dissolved under the tongue (sub-lingual) until the patient starts their new eating plan.

a.   True
b.   False

19. Gastric Band patients lose weight:

a.   Faster than Sleeve Gastrectomy patients
b.   Slower than Gastric Bypass patients

20. The post-op nutrition plan includes whey-based protein drinks and lasts:

a.   Six weeks for Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy patients: 2 weeks each: liquids, pureed, soft foods
b.   For all Bariatric patients, regardless of procedure: four weeks: two weeks each liquids, soft foods
c.   For Band patients: 5 days liquids, 10 days pureed, 10 days soft foods.
d.   A and C above

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