Case 30: Post Bariatric Surgery – Any Concerns?



You are scheduled to anesthetize a 28 year old woman, 90 kg, 5 ft 7 in. tall, for abdominoplasty. Two years previously she underwent a laparoscopic gastric banding for morbidly obesity. Prior to that operation she was 188 kg. She now wishes to have excess abdominal skin removed. At this time she does not complain of gastroesophageal reflux, hypertension, and noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Interestingly, she had these diagnoses prior to her gastric banding.


Bariatric surgery Aspiration General anesthesia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Stanford University Medical CenterStanfordUSA

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