The High-Risk Bariatric Patient
With the increased incidence of obesity, there has been a concomitant rise in the number of patients referred for surgical weight loss, as well as the number of surgeons and centers offering bariatric surgery. Although surgery offers the greatest odds for durable weight loss for many of the most obese individuals, the incidence of perioperative mortality with these procedures has been reported to be as high as 1.5%, and morbidity exceeds 10% in most series.
KeywordsObstructive Sleep Apnea Bariatric Surgery Obese Patient Gastric Bypass Sleep Apnea
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