Checklist #24: Unusual Clinical Challenges in Bariatric Patients

| September 17, 2014

by Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and  Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS

Column Editor

Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; Director, General Surgery Residency Program and Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida

Column Co-editors

Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Associate Director of the Bariatric Institute and Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida, and Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Florida International University

E. Lo Menzo MD PhD FACS FASMBS
Staff Surgeon, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Department of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida.


 

Welcome to “Checklists in Bariatric Surgery.” This column’s aim is to help bariatric surgeons quickly review the reasons for potential problems when caring for bariatric patients.

This month’s Checklist focuses on unusual clinical challenges in bariatric patients.
We present this 24th installment of “Checklists” based on peer-reviewed publications, which might help our readers communicate better and treat patients expeditiously. We hope you clip and save this convenient checklist and find it useful as a reference tool in your everyday practice. Please stay tuned for more checklists in upcoming issues of Bariatric Times.

View the Checklist in the digital edition HERE.

References
1.    Ettinger JE, Marcílio de Souza CA, Azaro E, Mello CA, Santos-Filho PV, Orrico J, et al. Clinical features of rhabdomyolysis after open and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Obes Surg. 2008;18(6):635–643.
2.    Biousse V, Bruce BB, Newman NJ. Update on the pathophysiology and management of idiopathic intracranial hypertension. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2012;83(5):488–494.
3.    Fernando Dip, MD, David Nguyen, MD, Armando Rosales, MD, Morris Sasson, MD, Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD, PhD, FACS, Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, Raul Rosenthal, MD, FACS. Impact of Controlled Intraabdominal Pressure on the Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter During Laparoscopic Procedures. Unpublished data.
4.    The Pathophysiology of Pneumoperitoneum. Rosenthal R, Friedman R, Phillips E, Eds. Springer 1998.

FUNDING: No funding was provided.

DISCLOSURES: Dr. Rosenthal receives educational grants from Covidien, Baxter, Karl Storz, W.L. Gore, and Ethicon Endo-Surgery. He is on the advisory board of MST. Drs. Szomstein and Lo Menzo report no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article.

Category: Checklists in Bariatric Surgery, Past Articles

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