About the book
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.