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Elzbieta Majzner, Speaker at Obesity Conference
Central Clinical Hospital of the Medical University of Lodz, Poland


Obesity is a prevalent health concern worldwide and has become a significant challenge in perioperative care. This abstract aims to discuss the perioperative problems associated with obesity and highlight their impact on patient outcomes. The audience, consisting of healthcare professionals, including surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and other perioperative team members, will benefit from understanding the specific challenges faced when caring for obese patients. By gaining knowledge about perioperative problems in obese individuals, healthcare professionals can improve patient care and outcomes.

Understanding the physiological changes that occur in obese patients during the perioperative period can help in the development of tailored anesthetic techniques and surgical approaches. By implementing evidence-based strategies, healthcare professionals can ensure the safety and well-being of obese patients before, during, and after anesthesia and surgery. Obesity poses unique challenges in anesthesia due to physiological changes, increased risks, and technical difficulties encountered during the perioperative period. This abstract aims to highlight the specific problems faced in providing anesthesia to obese individuals and their impact on patient outcomes. Key issues include difficulties in airway management, increased risk of respiratory complications, altered pharmacokinetics, limited access to intravenous sites, and challenges in positioning and monitoring. Understanding these problems is crucial for healthcare professionals to develop tailored anesthetic techniques and strategies to ensure the safety and well-being of obese patients undergoing surgery. By addressing these challenges, we can improve anesthesia outcomes and enhance the overall perioperative care for obese individuals.

In summary, this abstract emphasizes the importance of understanding perioperative problems in obese people. The audience, including healthcare professionals and faculty members, can utilize this knowledge to enhance patient care. By addressing these challenges, we can ensure better outcomes and experiences for obese patients undergoing surgery.


I am a graduate of the Medical University of Lodz, which I completed in 2021. Since my studies, I have been passionate about anesthesiology and intensive care. Currently, I am a resident in the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care at the Central Clinical Hospital of the Medical University of Lodz, where I am undergoing specialized training in this field. I work on the operating block, providing anesthesia for orthopedic, surgical and endoscopic procedures, as well as in the intensive care unit, where I learn to treat critically ill patients. My professional interests are closely related to modern anesthesia techniques and the treatment of life-threatening conditions. Many of our pa7ents suffer from obesity, which is a complex problem that we must cope in collaboration with other specialists in our daily work.