An essential read for healthcare providers across all disciplines, this book is a comprehensive guide to the perioperative management of the obese patient. Providing practical guidance on specific aspects of physiology, pharmacology and anaesthetic technique, it addresses the increasing prevalence of obese patients in both elective and emergency settings and the need for a definitive text on the perioperative care for these patients. With content mapped to the Royal College of Anaesthetists learning matrices, the book covers key topics such as:• Epidemiology of obesity• Pathophysiology of obesity• Pre-operative assessment• Intra- operative management• Post-operative care• Bariatric surgery.
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