Perioperative Anesthetic Care of the Obese Patient: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Perioperative Anesthetic Care of the Obese Patient

1st Edition

Edited by Vilma E. Ortiz, Jeanine Wiener-Kronish

CRC Press

234 pages | 50 B/W Illus.

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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:

  • Preoperative – includes information on systemic patient evaluation and surgery preparation, emphasizing related areas of concern in the obese patient (cardiac, pulmonary, endocrine, and others) to help the anesthesiologist foresee how a patient will fare during surgery
  • Intraoperative – provides a thorough discussion of the latest in procedural technique, drug and fluid administration, patient monitoring, and airway management
  • Postoperative – steps the anesthesiologist can take following surgery to optimize patient results

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.

Table of Contents


Cardiovascular Effects of Obesity Meredith A. Albrecht and Ronald F. Albrecht

Respiratory Concerns in the Obese Patient Matthias Eikermann

Renal Changes in Obesity William J. Benedetto

Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Changes with Obesity Mark A. Hoeft and Vilma E. Ortiz

Endocrine Changes in Obesity Gregory Ginsburg

Hematological Considerations in the Obese Patient Jonathan E. Charnin

Preoperative Evaluation of the Obese Patient Jean Kwo

Psychological Considerations for Patients with Severe Obesity Presenting for Surgery Stephanie Sogg


Anesthetic Drug Administration John L. Walsh

Airway Management in the Obese Torin D. Shear

Perioperative Monitoring of the Obese Patient Hovig V. Chitilian

Physiologic Changes with Pneumoperitoneum in the Obese Patient Lorenzo Berra and William R. Kimball

Intraoperative Positioning and Nerve Injury Aalok V. Agarwala

Metabolic Surgery for the Treatment of Obesity-Related Comorbidities Janey S. A. Pratt and Fawsi S. Khayat

Regional Anesthesia in the Obese Patient Shubha V. Y. Raju and Tim Canty


Postanesthesia Care of the Obese Patient Nicholas C. Watson and Edward A. Bittner

Critical Care of the Obese Patient Nicholas C. Watson and Edward A. Bittner


The Obese Parturient Heather A. Panaro and Vilma E. Ortiz

The Obese Pediatric Patient Roland Brusseau

The Obese Trauma Patient Heena P. Santry and Marc de Moya


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Anesthesiology
MEDICAL / Surgery / General