Religious Fasting of Muslim Patients After Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: a Modified Delphi Consensus

Kermansaravi M., Omar I., Mahawar K., Shahabi S., Bashir A., Haddad A., ...More

OBESITY SURGERY, vol.31, no.12, pp.5303-5311, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11695-021-05724-z
  • Journal Name: OBESITY SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.5303-5311
  • Keywords: Fasting, Ramadan, Bariatric surgery, Metabolic surgery, Consensus statement, Obesity, Calorie restriction, RAMADAN
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Background Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of the Muslim faith. Despite the positive effects of fasting on health, there are no guidelines or clear recommendations regarding fasting after metabolic/bariatric surgery (MBS). The current study reports the result of a modified Delphi consensus among expert metabolic/bariatric surgeons with experience in managing patients who fast after MBS.