Preoperative patient optimization

Ruben Peralta, Rifat Latifi

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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
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781461463542
ISBN (Print)9781461463535
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


  • 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)


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