The only available resource to provide cutting-edge, in-depth coverage of the links between obesity and anesthesia in surgery, the reader-friendly Handbook of Perioperative Anesthesia: Complications and Challenges of the Obese Patient guides the practicing anesthesiologist through each stage of surgery for the obese patient. This clinically relevant text thoroughly illustrates the unique challenges and complications the anesthesiologist faces when supervising and administering drug delivery during surgery. Practical and hands-on, this source also advises the anesthesiologist on how to avoid potential risks and ensure speedy patient recovery post-operation.
Easily referenced, this handbook clearly addresses treatment and management of the obese patient in the three chronological stages of surgery:
In addition, this handbook explores special situations that anesthesiologists may encounter during surgery, including the needs of pregnant and pediatric patients, as well as patients with needs outside of the hospital setting.
Cardiovascular Effects of Obesity. Respiratory Concerns in the Obese Patient. Renal Changes in Obesity. Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Changes in Obesity. Endocrine Changes in Obesity. Hematological Considerations in the Obese Patient. Preoperative Evaluation of the Obese Patient. Psychological Considerations for Patients with Severe Obesity Presenting for Surgery. Anesthetic Drug Administration. Airway Management. Perioperative Monitoring. Physiologic Changes with Pneumoperitoneum. Intraoperative Positioning and Nerve Injury. Metabolic Surgery for the Treatment of Obesity-Related Comorbidities. Regional Anesthesia. Postanesthesia Care. Critical Care. The Obese Parturient. The Obese Pediatric Patient. The Obese Trauma Patient.