Preoperative evaluation and intraoperative care of the obese

Book Section

Obesity is an independent risk factor for postoperative morbidity andmortality. Obese patients are at a greater risk of developing postoperative pulmonary complications as well as wound infections, deep venous thrombosis (DVT), and cardiac events compared to non-obese patients (1). Additionally, obesity is associated with several chronic diseases that are also independent risk factors for postoperative complications such as diabetes, atherosclerosis, hypertension, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gonzalez, R; Gallagher, SF; Koche, LS; Murr, MM

Published Date

  • January 1, 2005

Book Title

  • Management of Morbid Obesity

Start / End Page

  • 49 - 59

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780824758561

Citation Source

  • Scopus