Deep Neuromuscular Blockade: Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Posted in Lectures on 3 December 2018
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Dr. Kenneth Rosenfeld,
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at Stony Brook School of Medicine in New York.
Dr. Aurora Dawn Pryor,
Professor of Surgery at Stony Brook School of Medicine in New York.
Laparoscopic bariatric surgery demands a tailored approach from the surgical team, especially the anesthesiologist and surgeon. Collaboration is key in the attempt to achieve good outcomes and a low rate of complications. Deep neuromuscular blockade during laparoscopic surgery helps to improve the surgical space conditions; facilitate the use of low-pressure pneumoperitoneum; prevent sudden patient movements; and reduce postoperative pain.