Emergency Surgery in Obese Patients

  • Diego Foschi
  • Giuseppe Navarra

Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Anesthesia and Resuscitation in Obese Patients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Diego Foschi, Marcello Lucchese, Giuliano Sarro, Andrea Rizzi
      Pages 3-10
    3. Rita Cataldo, Ida Di Giacinto, Massimiliano Sorbello, Flavia Petrini
      Pages 11-20
    4. Giulia Bonatti, Chiara Robba, Lorenzo Ball, Paolo Pelosi
      Pages 21-29
    5. Luca Cabrini, Martina Baiardo Redaelli, Stefano Turi, Luigi Beretta
      Pages 37-42
  3. Clinical Settings in Obese Patients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Osvaldo Chiara, Stefania Cimbanassi, Francesco Ciancio, Vincenzo Rapisarda
      Pages 45-52
    3. Paolo Bernante, Matteo Rottoli, Stefano Cariani, Francesca Balsamo, Gilberto Poggioli
      Pages 53-58
    4. Francesco Roscio, Federico Clerici, Luigi Armiraglio, Ildo Scandroglio
      Pages 59-64
    5. Gennaro Nappo, Alessandro Zerbi, Marco Montorsi
      Pages 65-71
    6. Vincenzo Pilone, Mafalda Romano
      Pages 73-79
    7. Antonio Di Cataldo, Salvatore Perrotti, Carlos Rivera, Emanuele Lo Menzo
      Pages 81-85
    8. Jacopo Viganò, Angelo D’Ovidio, Gabriele Bocca, Paolo Dionigi
      Pages 87-93
  4. Clinical Settings After Bariatric Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Giuseppe Navarra, Gianfranco Silecchia, Luigi Piazza, Iman Komaei, Mauro Toppino
      Pages 97-107
    3. Giuseppe Maria Marinari
      Pages 109-112
    4. Alfredo Genco, Stefano Cariani, Ilaria Ernesti
      Pages 119-124
    5. Mirto Foletto, Alice Albanese, Luca Prevedello
      Pages 125-129
    6. Luigi Angrisani, Antonella Santonicola, Giovanni Galasso, Alessandra D’Alessandro, Antonio Vitiello, Paola Iovino
      Pages 131-138
    7. Mario Musella, Antonio Vitiello
      Pages 139-143
    8. Alessandro Giovanelli, Antonio Zullino
      Pages 145-151
    9. Stefano Olmi, Giovanni Cesana, Alberto Oldani
      Pages 153-158
    10. Maurizio De Luca, Giacomo Piatto, Cesare Lunardi, Alberto Sartori, Nicola Clemente, Natale Pellicanò
      Pages 159-168
    11. Antonio Granata, Michele Amata, Valeria Provenzano, Mario Traina
      Pages 175-187
    12. Valerio Ceriani, Ferdinando Pinna, Marta Tagliabue
      Pages 189-192
    13. Ludovico Docimo, Salvatore Tolone
      Pages 193-197

About this book


This comprehensive, multi-authored book covers all aspects of surgery on obese patients in emergency conditions.

 Obesity is a metabolic disease affecting a high percentage of world population.. It involves marked anthropometric changes, affecting surgical practice and altering patients’ ability to react to surgical stress. The prevalent comorbidities also affect the rate of complications and mortality after surgery. The obesity paradox, the ability of obese patients to survive emergency operations in spite of an increased risk of complications, is an effect of the widespread development of “Obesity Science”. This volume discusses this science, examining the frailty of the obese patients and the main comorbidities that affect clinical practice, as well as the most frequent emergency situations after trauma, inflammatory diseases and the complications of bariatric surgery.

With contributions from leading experts, it provides clinicians with detailed and updated information for better practice in this emerging field of surgery.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Diego Foschi
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Navarra
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MilanDepartment of Biomedical Sciences Luigi SaccoMilanItaly
  2. 2.University of MessinaDepartment of Human Pathology of Adult and Evolutive AgeMessinaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-17304-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-17305-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2280-9848
  • Series Online ISSN 2281-0854
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