The protocol for access and flow of care to the Bariatric Outpatient Clinic through the Unified Health System (SUS) was implemented in Divinopolis. This information was released by the town hall press office on Friday (2).
The goal is to formalize the flow of care and eligibility for patients sensitive to this surgery, according to the city council. In addition, the protocol defines which professionals work in the multidisciplinary team required during the obesity treatment process.
Divinopolis Secondary Care Director, Elbert Eddy, emphasized that implementation of the protocol is essential to improving the health care network for obese people. The document is available at City Council website.
“The protocol allows the patient to understand the labor process in the pre- and post-operative period of bariatric surgery, as well as to explain to the team involved in each step of the flow,” he said.
According to the city council, the city’s first bariatric surgery provided by SUS was performed on July 6 this year.
The operation took place as part of a campaign jointly developed with the São João de Dios Health Complex (CSSJD) based on a parliamentary amendment.
Nine more surgeries are planned under the partnership between City Hall and CSSJD.
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