Endoscopy Unit Considerations



Gastrointestinal endoscopy has an important role in the evaluation and management of obese and bariatric patients. Endoscopy unit considerations for the bariatric patient include aspects of access, space, facilities, equipment, staff, and patient safety and dignity. In addition to ordinary considerations, facilities catering to obese patients should comply with the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Endoscopy units must address these special design and equipment needs in both short- and long-range planning.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hospital of the University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Penn MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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