Anaesthesia of obese patient

The procedures and techniques commonly encountered in anaesthesia are different when carried out on obese patients. The obesity makes some of them more difficult, or even impossible to perform. Airway management and drug dosage are also specific. The aim of this algorithm is to show you the entire process of anaesthesia in order to realize the important moments when considering patient’s body size is necessary.

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Published at: 28.4.2016


Dagmar Seidlová, MD, PhD
2nd Anaesthesiological Department, University Hospital Brno, Brno, Czech Republic

The Anesthesiology Algorithm of obese patients concisely describes the most common complications anesthesiologists encounter while operating on obese patients. It acknowledges personal, mechanical and medicinal equipment as well as its logistical preparation. The course teaches the preparation of the patient for the operation, the operation’s introduction, execution and retrieval from unconsciousness.


Doporučení pro perioperační péči o obézní chirurgické pacienty 2015. Anesteziologie & Intenzivní medicína. 2015, 26(4), 240-242.

Specialists in Obesity and Bariatric Anaesthesia [online]. Dostupné z:

Anesteziologie, resuscitace a intenzivní medicína: Referátový výběr [online]. 2015, 4(3). ISSN 1805-4005.

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