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Bariatric Surgery - From the Non-surgical Approach to the Post-surgery Individual Care

Nieves Saiz-Sapena

Hospital Vithas Valencia

Doctor of Medicine from the University of Valencia with over 25-year experience in the anesthetic management of bariatric surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesia in the hostile environment, and difficult airway. An active member of several scientific societies including IFSO and SOBA serves as an editorial board member in a number of national and international scientific journals.


Juan Miguel Oviedo

General University Hospital of Valencia


Epidemiology of Obesity Risk Factors Bariatric Clinic Pharmacological Treatment Physical Therapy Endoscopic Techniques ERAS Protocol Restrictive Type Malabsortive Types Mixed Types Non-gastric Surgery Revisional Surgery

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Written by experts in the field of bariatrics, this edited volume will review the multidisciplinary process from the reception of the obese patient, through their dietary, social and psychological evaluations, and their individual management options, to their discharge and follow-up. It offers a holistic, up-to-date resource in the ever-evolving field of bariatrics, providing the knowledge required to implement treatment effectively. Experts in the field will discuss not only surgical procedures in the abdomen, but also other possibilities which are nowadays available and may act both as sole or as adjuvant therapies, including the significance of physical exercise, psychological and social support, nutritional strategies, and pharmacological options. The perioperative care of the patient is organized around the ERAS protocol, where safety and the anaesthetic team have a key role.

This book is addressed to all the staff involved in the care of the obese patient (as physicians, surgeons, bariatric anaesthesiologists, nutritionists, psychologists, nurses, physical therapy specialists), providing readers comprehensive information that will help them consolidate the importance of each individual contribution to teamwork in this multidisciplinary approach to treatment.

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Expected publication date: February 9th 2021

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Nieves Saiz-Sapena

Hospital Vithas Valencia

Nieves Saiz-Sapena is Doctor of Medicine from the University of Valencia. She has over 25-year experience in anesthetic management of bariatric surgery, neurosurgery, anaesthesia in the hostile environment, and difficult airway. After a stay at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town (South Africa), she specialised in Anaesthesia at Clinica Universidad de Navarra (Spain). She was Associate Professor at the University of Navarra, Head of Department of Anaesthesiology Hospital San Jaime (Torrevieja, Alicante), Associate Professor Universidad Católica San Vicente Martir, Valencia. Currently she is an active member of several scientific societies including IFSO and SOBA, and serves as an editorial board member in a number of national and international scientific journals.

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