Nieves Saiz-Sapena

University of Valencia

Dr. Nieves Saiz-Sapena obtained an MD from the University of Valencia, Spain, in 1988. After a short stint at the Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, she specialized in anaesthesia and intensive care and obtained a Ph.D. (cum Laude) at the University of Navarra, Spain. Dr. Saiz-Sapena has more than twenty-five years of experience in the fields of bariatric surgery, neurosurgery, hostile environments, and difficult airways. She is an active member of several scientific international societies including the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) and the Society for Obesity and Bariatric Anaesthesia (SOBA). She is also a reviewer for national and international scientific journals. Her teaching background includes the Universidad de Navarra, Universidad de Barcelona, Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, and Universidad Catolica de Valencia, both on site and online.

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Written by experts in the field of bariatrics, this edited volume reviews the multidisciplinary process of treating the obese patient, from the reception of the obese patient and their dietary, social, and psychological evaluations to individual management, discharge, and follow-up. It offers a holistic approach, providing the knowledge required to implement treatment effectively. Chapters cover surgical procedures in the abdomen, physical exercise, psychological and social support, nutritional strategies, and pharmacologic options. This book is a valuable resource for physicians, surgeons, bariatric anesthesiologists, nutritionists, psychologists, nurses, physical therapy specialists, and others involved in the care of obese and overweight patients.

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