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 relevan
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.