Patient Selection, Preoperative Assessment, and Preparation

  • Michael Tarnoff 
  • Julie Kim
  • Scott Shikora


The overall safety of bariatric surgery has steadily improved as technology and experience with these procedures have evolved. Mortality and complication rates have fallen dramatically as a result of improvements in surgical technique (including minimally invasive strategies), better patient monitoring and anesthetic management, and increased recognition of the unique perioperative needs of the severely obese surgical patient. Outcome results have also improved with a better understanding of the importance of preoperative screening and patient preparation.


Bariatric Surgery Gastric Bypass Sleep Apnea Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Gastric Bypass Surgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Tarnoff 
    • 1
  • Julie Kim
    • 2
  • Scott Shikora
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryTufts-New England Medical CenterBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryTufts University School of Medicine, Tufts-New England Medical CenterBostonUSA

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