List of contributors; Preface; Abbreviations list; Part I. Background to Obesity, Epidemiology and Anthropology: 1. The Obesity problem and its relationship to healthcare Harry Rutter; 2. Drivers of obesity, nutrition and dietary considerations David Haslam; 3. Body morphology and fat distribution Henna Tirmizi and Roman Schumann; 4. Reports and guidelines Kanchan Patil; 5. Education and training in perioperative care Chris Carey; Part II. Pathophysiology of Obesity: 6. Cardiovascular pathophysiology Peter Gregory; 7. Respiratory and airway pathophysiology Nathan Ware and Christopher Bouch; 8. Sleep disordered breathing Pei Kee Poh and Andrew Hall; 9. Drug compartments and body systems Chris Hebbes and Jonathan Thompson; 10. Diabetes mellitus and the metabolic syndrome Hsiu L. Yap and Harvinder Chahal; Part III. Preoperative Assessment and Preparation: 11. Airway assessment in obesity Naveen Eipe and Adele S. Budiansky; 12. Respiratory assessment in obesity Nick Reynolds and Christopher Bouch; 13. Cardiovascular assessment in obesity Neil Ruparelia and Iqbal Malik; 14. Sleep disordered breathing assessment and management Brian Kent and Joerg Steier; 15. Risk assessment and stratification for obesity Andrew Chamberlain and Jonathan Redman; 16. Perioperative anaesthetic implications in the obese child Helen Smith and Liam Brennan; 17. Ward and operating room equipment for the obese Paul Ayrton and Nicholas Howlett; Part IV. Intra-operative Management: 18. Patient and operating room preparation for the obese Rhodri Birtchnell and Nick Kennedy; 19. Induction of general anaesthesia and positioning in obesity Tiffany Moon; 20. The rapid sequence induction: myth and obesity Jay Brodsky; 21. Airway management in obesity Vassilis Athanassoglou and Anil Patel; 22. Maintenance of general anaesthesia in obesity Bjorn Heyse and Luc De Baerdemaker; 23. Techniques of ventilation and pneumoperitoneum Rupert Mason and Mike Margarson; 24. Analgesic techniques Naveen Eipe and Adele S. Budiansky; 25. Reversal and emergence from anaesthesia Marcus Wood; 26. The morbidly obese parturient Elinor Wighton and Paul Sharpe; 27. Day case surgery for obese patients Mark Skues; 28. Emergency surgery and trauma in the obese Peter Shirley and Neil MacDonald; Part V. Post-operative Care: 29. Post-operative recovery: location and potential complications Michele Carron and Francesco Zarantonello; 30. Enhanced recovery for the obese patient Khaleel Fareed and Sherif Awad; 31. Thromboprophylaxis for the obese surgical patient Ben Bailliff and Will Lester; 32. Perioperative care of the obese diabetic patient Alexandra Miras, Belen Perez-Pevia and Nicolas Varela; 33. Nutritional management of the obese surgical patient Gail Pinnock; 34. Critical care management of the obese patient Matt Charlton and Christopher Bouch; Part VI. Bariatric Surgery: 35. Indications for bariatric surgery Christos Tsironis; 36. Surgical procedures for weight loss Naim Faikh and Marco Adamo; 37. Bariatric surgery complications K. T. Yeung and Ahmed Ahmed; 38. Anaesthesia for bariatric surgery Jonathan Cousins and Christopher Bouch; 39. Management of patients' post-bariatric surgery David Bowrey, Tom Palser and Melanie Paul; 40. Paediatric bariatric surgery and anaesthesia N. Durkin, S. Noor, Anish Desai and Meera Kurup; Index.