How Weight Can Affect Surgical Outcomes

How Weight Can Affect Surgical Outcomes

by Yenny (SU)
The effects of obesity on your health are far reaching. People who are obese are at greater risk of heart disease, some types of cancer, type-2 diabetes, and damage to nearly every organ and system in the body. When surgery is necessary to treat a patient who is overweight, there is even a greater incidence of complications following most surgical procedures. Post-operative complications are almost universally increased for obese patients, for nearly every type of surgical procedure. The only noted exception is eye surgery.