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Elisha Coppens

Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 2023


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Patients with morbid obesity are a growing patient population. These patients present a unique set of challenges in healthcare management. These unique challenges have been a long-standing concern to anesthesia providers in appropriately managing postoperative pain with opioids. Multimodal analgesia strategies have been adopted by many providers to minimize opioid-related side effects that are highly desirable in bariatric surgical procedures. The literature reviewed for this manuscript highlights the challenges this population presents to anesthesia providers, as well as conclusively supports alternative approaches utilizing multimodal pain management.


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