Perioperative Risk Assessment and Management of Cirrhotic PatientsAndrew L. Simmelink1, Ray Dong2, Vipul Nayi3, Edward Yang4, Michael Ryan5 and David A Johnson5*
- Corresponding Author:
- David A Johnson
Professor of Medicine;
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology;
Eastern Virginia Medical School;
Norfolk, VA, USA;
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: October 19, 2015 Accepted Date: November 17, 2015 Published Date: November 24, 2015
Citation: Simmelink AL, Dong R, Nayi V, Yang E, Ryan M, et al. (2015) Perioperative Risk Assessment and Management of Cirrhotic Patients. J Hepatol Gastroint Dis 1:101. doi:10.4172/2475-3181.1000101
Copyright: © 2015 Simmelink AL, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Liver cirrhosis is an important risk factor for morbidity and mortality in any type of surgical procedure. For these patients, a distinct and tailored patient optimization approach prior to surgery is required in order to best risk mitigate towards avoiding decompensation and related complications, especially with the chronicity of this disease. This review is to enhance understanding of surgical risks in these patients in selecting patients for elective surgery, or managing those following emergency surgery.