The High-Risk Bariatric Patient

  • Vicki March
  • Kim M. Pierce


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.


Obstructive Sleep Apnea Bariatric Surgery Obese Patient Gastric Bypass Sleep Apnea 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vicki March
    • 1
  • Kim M. Pierce
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Magee-Women’s HospitalPittsburghUSA

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