Preoperative patient optimization

Ruben Peralta, Rifat - Latifi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

Advances in critical care in medicine during the last three decades have made a significant impact on the management of patients with devastating surgical and vascular conditions and life-threatening injuries. Patients who survive the initial general surgery, vascular, or trauma event might require multiple trips to the operating room for management of their multiple injuries, complications, and sequelae. Subsequently, some patients develop large and complex abdominal wall defects that require surgical reconstruction. Preoperative optimization of patients requiring major abdominal wall reconstructions is of paramount importance and has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality. This optimization should be multidisciplinary and requires attention to details; the evaluation of operative risk should be clearly discussed with the patients and close relatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSurgery of Complex Abdominal Wall Defects
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages25-30
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781461463542, 9781461463535
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Keywords

  • Complex abdominal wall defects
  • Large incisional hernias
  • Large ventral hernias
  • Peri-operative evaluation
  • Preoperative assessment
  • Preoperative optimization
  • Preoperative preparation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Preoperative patient optimization'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Peralta, R., & Latifi, R. . (2013). Preoperative patient optimization. In Surgery of Complex Abdominal Wall Defects (pp. 25-30). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6354-2_5