Peri-operative management of the obese surgical patient 2015: Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland Society for Obesity and Bariatric Anaesthesia

Anaesthesia. 2015 Jul;70(7):859-76. doi: 10.1111/anae.13101. Epub 2015 May 7.


Guidelines are presented for the organisational and clinical peri-operative management of anaesthesia and surgery for patients who are obese, along with a summary of the problems that obesity may cause peri-operatively. The advice presented is based on previously published advice, clinical studies and expert opinion.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Anesthesia* / methods
  • Anesthesiology
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ireland
  • Male
  • Obesity* / surgery
  • Perioperative Care* / methods
  • Societies, Medical
  • United Kingdom