Anesthesia for Bariatric Surgery: What a Surgeon Needs to Know

  • Saraswathy Shekar


With the continuing success of bariatric surgery, laparoscopic bariatric procedures are becoming the standard of care for treatment of morbid obesity. Morbid obesity surgical procedures make up 1% to 2% of anesthetic practice. This chapter reviews the factors that are relevant to the perioperative care of these patients.


Obstructive Sleep Apnea Bariatric Surgery Obese Patient Sleep Apnea Continuous Positive Airway Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saraswathy Shekar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian HospitalPittsburghUSA

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