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Clin Plast Surg. 2004 Oct;31(4):601-10, vi.

Perioperative management of the post-gastric-bypass patient presenting for body contour surgery.

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Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA. rubinjp@msx.upmc.edu

Abstract

Bariatric surgery has evolved as an effective and relatively safe treatment for morbid obesity. With nearly every region of the body as a potential operative site and an unprecedented number of surgical procedures available, we must give attention to thoughtful perioperative management. Bariatric surgery is a life-changing event for the morbidly obese patient, and the body contouring that follows weight loss often has an equally profound effect. Plastic surgeons must strive to maintain the highest level of safety in this pursuit. The authors address issues surrounding preoperative evaluation and measures to minimize the risk of complications.

PMID:
15363913
DOI:
10.1016/j.cps.2004.03.017
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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