Obesity and post‐operative complications in patients undergoing non‐bariatric surgery

@article{Doyle2010ObesityAP,
  title={Obesity and post‐operative complications in patients undergoing non‐bariatric surgery},
  author={Suzanne L. Doyle and Joanne Lysaght and J V Reynolds},
  journal={Obesity Reviews},
  year={2010},
  volume={11}
}
As the prevalence of obesity continues to rise in society, an increasing number of patients undergoing non‐bariatric surgery will be obese. Obesity is known to increase morbidity and mortality in the general population and thus is perceived as a risk factor for adverse post‐surgical outcomes. This association is not clear‐cut, however, and there is a lack of consensus in the literature on the risk between obesity and specific complications, in particular relating to infection, wound healing… 
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