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Anesthesia for Bariatric Surgery: What a Surgeon Needs to Know

  • Saraswathy Shekar

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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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