Technical and practical considerations involved in operations on patients weighing more than 270 kg

M. G. Sarr, C. L. Felty, D. M. Hilmer, D. L. Urban, G. O'Connor, B. A. Hall, Thom W Rooke, Michael Dennis Jensen

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Care of the patient with superobesity requires special precautions and appropriate equipment. Recently, we performed bariatric procedures (modified very-long-limb Roux-en-Y gastric bypass) on patients weighing 355 kg and 377 kg. These procedures required preoperative preparation concerning safe means of transport of the patient, techniques of anesthesia and intraoperative exposure, provisions for postoperative recovery, and measures to assure patient comfort and hygiene postoperatively. In addition to specially designed bariatric procedures for the superobese, specialized equipment is needed to protect the health of the patient and the staff. All health care providers and especially acute care centers must have preconceived protocols to treat the superobese patient. In addition, specialized equipment is necessary to allow safe transport and support of these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)102-105
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Surgery
Volume130
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1995

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Bariatrics
Equipment and Supplies
Preoperative Care
Gastric Bypass
Hygiene
Health Personnel
Patient Care
Extremities
Anesthesia
Health
Patient Comfort

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Sarr, M. G., Felty, C. L., Hilmer, D. M., Urban, D. L., O'Connor, G., Hall, B. A., ... Jensen, M. D. (1995). Technical and practical considerations involved in operations on patients weighing more than 270 kg. Archives of Surgery, 130(1), 102-105.

Technical and practical considerations involved in operations on patients weighing more than 270 kg. / Sarr, M. G.; Felty, C. L.; Hilmer, D. M.; Urban, D. L.; O'Connor, G.; Hall, B. A.; Rooke, Thom W; Jensen, Michael Dennis.

In: Archives of Surgery, Vol. 130, No. 1, 1995, p. 102-105.

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Sarr, MG, Felty, CL, Hilmer, DM, Urban, DL, O'Connor, G, Hall, BA, Rooke, TW & Jensen, MD 1995, 'Technical and practical considerations involved in operations on patients weighing more than 270 kg', Archives of Surgery, vol. 130, no. 1, pp. 102-105.
Sarr MG, Felty CL, Hilmer DM, Urban DL, O'Connor G, Hall BA et al. Technical and practical considerations involved in operations on patients weighing more than 270 kg. Archives of Surgery. 1995;130(1):102-105.
Sarr, M. G. ; Felty, C. L. ; Hilmer, D. M. ; Urban, D. L. ; O'Connor, G. ; Hall, B. A. ; Rooke, Thom W ; Jensen, Michael Dennis. / Technical and practical considerations involved in operations on patients weighing more than 270 kg. In: Archives of Surgery. 1995 ; Vol. 130, No. 1. pp. 102-105.
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