Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Birmingham Medical School
6th-7th July 2023
Association of Anaesthetists Trainee Conference 2023
Perioperative care for bariatric surgery
Dr Priya Shinde
30th May 2019
Obesity is a now very common condition encountered in UK and can be associated with significant comorbidities with direct impact on our practice.
Bariatric surgery is effective and safe with benefits of regression of associated comorbidities and improvement on quality of life.
The perioperative care for bariatric surgery is provided by a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, anaesthetists, dieticians, physicians, physiotherapists, psychologists and nurses.
As anaesthetists, we bring not only our practical skills of intravenous access, airway management, safe transfers, pain management and treatment of the unwell patient to the table, we are also key players in preoperative assessment and optimisation, elements that are essential to making a full postoperative recovery.