Are morbidly obese patients suitable for ambulatory surgery?

  title={Are morbidly obese patients suitable for ambulatory surgery?},
  author={Tiffany S Moon and Girish P. Joshi},
  journal={Current opinion in anaesthesiology},
  volume={29 1},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The incidence of morbid obesity continues to increase worldwide. Associated comorbidities, particularly obstructive sleep apnea, increase the perioperative morbidity for this group of patients. The purpose of this review is to discuss appropriate selection of morbidly obese patients for ambulatory surgery. RECENT FINDINGS Patients with BMI <40 kg/m can safely undergo ambulatory surgery, provided their comorbidities are optimized before surgery. However, patients who are… CONTINUE READING
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