Are morbidly obese patients suitable for ambulatory surgery?

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Abstract

Recent evidence suggests that carefully selected morbidly obese patients can safely undergo surgery on an ambulatory basis. Individualized evaluations taking into account patient-related factors, surgery-related factors, and anesthesia-related factors should dictate which patients are appropriate for ambulatory surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-145
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Anaesthesiology
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • ambulatory surgery
  • morbid obesity
  • obstructive sleep apnea
  • patient selection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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