Online Preoperative Risk Assessment Tools

Ali Aminian

in Prevention and Management of Complications in Bariatric Surgery

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Published in print May 2018 | ISBN: 9780190608347
Published online June 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780190867720 | DOI:
Online Preoperative Risk Assessment Tools

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Despite the presence of robust data on safety and efficacy of bariatric and metabolic surgery, many patients and physicians do not consider surgery to treat obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. One reason may be inaccurate beliefs about the risk-benefit ratios of medical and surgical treatments of obesity. Estimating the risk of postoperative complications can improve surgical decision-making and informed patient consent. Furthermore, there would be a considerable benefit in identifying modifiable preoperative conditions that are associated with increased risk of postoperative adverse events. The methodology and characteristics of online risk assessment tools in bariatric surgery are presented in this chapter.

Chapter.  3284 words. 

Subjects: Surgery

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