Author(s): AlBenna S
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Abstract Data from the NHS Information Centre reveals that more than one in three adults (36.9\%) is overweight. In addition, almost a quarter of adults (24\% of men and 25\% of women aged 16 or over) are obese, with their need for treatment placing a growing burden on the NHS (The NHS Information Centre 2010). Given these proportions, and that an increasing number of morbidly obese patients are undergoing weight loss surgery and procedures related to obesity, it is an opportune time to review the perioperative care of morbidly obese patients.
This article was published in J Perioper Pract
and referenced in Reconstructive Surgery & Anaplastology