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Perioperative Care of the Bariatric Patient

  • Ronald Huang
  • Ashok Reddy
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Abstract

Bariatric surgery is an effective long-term treatment for weight reduction [1–5]; improves obesity related comorbidities [1–5]; and decreases mortality [4]. The NIH has developed consensus guidelines on appropriate candidates for bariatric surgery: BMI >40 or BMI between 35 and 40 with a serious obesity-related health problem (e.g., Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus (DM), Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), dyslipidemia); acceptable operative risk; and ability to make necessary lifestyle changes and participate in long-term follow-up [6].

Keywords

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Bariatric Surgery Pulmonary Embolism Anastomotic Leak Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy 
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Notes

Acknowledgements

Dr. Saurabh Khandelwal.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald Huang
    • 1
  • Ashok Reddy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal MedicineUniversity of Washington Medical CenterSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical ScholarUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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