Endoscopy in the Obese Patient

Mitchal A. Schreiner, M. Brian Fennerty

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Abstract

Obese patients present many unique challenges to the endoscopist. Special consideration should be given to these patients, and endoscopists need to be aware of the additional challenges that may be present while performing endoscopic procedures on obese patients. This article reviews the special risks that obese patients face while undergoing endoscopy, endoscopic management of patients postbariatric surgery, and future role of endoscopy in the management of obese patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-97
Number of pages11
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010

Keywords

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Obese

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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