The Author: Dr Linda Schachter, MBBS, FRACP, PhD, is a respiratory and sleep physician with a long-term special interest in the effects of obesity on lung function, asthma and sleep apnoea. She has been affiliated with bariatric surgical teams since 1999. She is a physician with the Centre for Obesity Research and Education with Monash University and works in private practice.
INVITED REVIEW SERIES: OBESITY AND RESPIRATORY DISORDERS†
Respiratory assessment and management in bariatric surgery
Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012
© 2012 The Author. Respirology © 2012 Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
Volume 17, Issue 7, pages 1039–1047, October 2012
How to Cite
SCHACHTER, L. (2012), Respiratory assessment and management in bariatric surgery. Respirology, 17: 1039–1047. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02199.x
SERIES EDITOR: AMANDA J PIPER
- Issue published online: 21 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 22 MAY 2012 11:18PM EST
- Received 20 December 2011; invited to revise 10 January 2012; revised 25 March 2012; accepted 3 April 2012.
- bariatric surgery;
- preoperative assessment;
- respiratory function;
- sleep apnoea
The prevalence of obesity and overweight is growing in adults and children worldwide. With the failure of diets and lifestyle factors, more people are looking to bariatric surgery to address this significant medical problem. Severe obesity may be associated with significant perioperative respiratory complications. This article reviews potential respiratory and sleep complications, screening, and management of these problems.