Perioperative Care of the Bariatric Patient
Bariatric surgery is an effective long-term treatment for weight reduction [1–5]; improves obesity related comorbidities [1–5]; and decreases mortality . 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 .
KeywordsObstructive Sleep Apnea Bariatric Surgery Pulmonary Embolism Anastomotic Leak Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Dr. Saurabh Khandelwal.
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