Surgical Management of Obese Patient
An estimated 65 percent of Americans are classified as overweight or obese, with the most rapidly growing segment among the severely obese and super obese.
- The severely obese are at increased risk for longer hospital stays, renal failure and prolonged assisted ventilation.
- Co-morbidities influence pre-operative cardiac risk assessment of severely obese patients.
- This scientific advisory provides important recommendations for health care professionals in managing this growing patient population.