Medical complications of obesity and optimization of the obese patient for colorectal surgery

Nell Maloney Patel, Manish S. Patel

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Abstract

Obesity is a medical epidemic with an enormous impact on disease prevalence and health care utilization. In the preoperative period, an awareness of medical issues associated with obesity is an important part of the planning for surgical procedures. The authors highlight the diagnostic and treatment options for medical conditions commonly affecting the obese patient including diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, and deep venous thrombosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-221
Number of pages11
JournalClinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology

Keywords

  • Obesity
  • cardiovascular disease
  • diabetes
  • hypertension
  • preoperative care

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