Management of the High-Risk Bariatric Surgery Candidate

  • Peter N. Benotti


The ability to recognize and quantitate risk factors affecting surgical outcomes allows for the development of risk-reducing strategies, which can be implemented during the lengthy preoperative evaluation process. This involves expanded specialty resources with expertise in lifestyle intervention, exercise training, physical rehabilitation, dietary intervention, and smoking cessation. Optimization of comorbid conditions, improvement in functional status, weight loss, and smoking cessation are all interventions that can be integrated into the preoperative program with potential for favorable influence on outcomes.


Bariatric Surgery Smoking Cessation Nicotine Replacement Therapy Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Extreme Obesity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter N. Benotti
    • 1
  1. 1.Obesity Institute, Geisinger Medical CenterSoutholdUSA

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