Vilma E. Ortiz

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What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Bariatric surgical procedures have traditionally been grouped as either malabsorptive (biliopancreatic diversion, for example) or restrictive (including gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy) depending on the presumed mechanism for weight loss. The most commonly performed bariatric procedure in the United States, the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), does…

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