[Special anaesthesiological requirements in bariatric surgery]

Anasthesiol Intensivmed Notfallmed Schmerzther. 2009 Sep;44(9):612-8; quiz 620-1, 623-4. doi: 10.1055/s-0029-1241165. Epub 2009 Sep 11.
[Article in German]


Obesity is a growing healthcare problem in all industrial countries, which occurs with increasing frequency in young people and indicates bariatric surgery. Obesity increases the risk for pulmonary and cardiovasculary side effects and also the anaesthesiologist is confronted with significantly more problems when the patient is overweight and obese. The present review focuses on the surgical techniques and the anaesthetic implications of bariatric surgery.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anastomosis, Roux-en-Y / methods
  • Anesthesia*
  • Bariatric Surgery / methods*
  • Humans
  • Intubation, Intratracheal
  • Monitoring, Intraoperative
  • Obesity / complications
  • Obesity / surgery*
  • Obesity, Morbid / complications
  • Obesity, Morbid / surgery*
  • Premedication