Post-Bariatric Surgery Care in Israeli Adolescents: A Qualitative Study

Raya Tashlizky Madar, Neriya Zion Yohay, Orli Grinstein Cohen, Lea Cohen, Nitza Newman-Heiman, Yael Dvori

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Undergoing bariatric surgery is a life-changing experience for adolescents. However, little is known about post-bariatric surgery management among Israeli adolescents. We aimed to identify the post-operative needs and support from a qualitative aspect. Seventeen adolescents who underwent bariatric surgery were interviewed by semi-structure telephone interview. The interview guide was validated by 10 content experts from different hospitals across the country. Data were collected in 2018. Analysis of the interviews revealed three major themes: “multi-disciplinary team management,” “patient satisfaction,” and “follow-up.” The “multi-disciplinary team management” theme was further divided into three major categories: “pain management,” “physiotherapy,” and “nutrition.” “Patient satisfaction” was further divided into “guidance” and “team handling” categories. The “follow-up” theme included recommendations for improvement. The analysis provides novel information about adolescents’ needs after bariatric surgery. Healthcare professionals’ awareness of the adolescents’ perspective could contribute to providing optimal post-operative care to this population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1281-1289
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Nursing Research
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2021


  • adolescents
  • bariatric sleeve surgery
  • health care professional
  • post-operative care
  • qualitative methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing (all)


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