A Review on the Anesthetic Management of Obese Patients Undergoing Surgery

Rimanatou Seyni-Boureima; Zongze Zhang; Malyn M.L.K Antoine; Chrystal D. Antoine-Frank


BMC Anesthesiol. 2022;22(98) 

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Abstract and Introduction


There has been an observed increase in theprevalence of obesity over the past few decades. The prevalence of anesthesiology related complications is also observed more frequently in obese patients as compared to patients that are not obese. Due to the increased complications that accompany obesity, obese patients are now more often requiring surgical interventions. Therefore, it is important that anesthesiologists be aware of this development and is equipped to manage these patients effectively and appropriately. As a result, this review highlights the effective management of obese patients undergoing surgery focusing on the preoperative, perioperative and postoperative care of these patients.