Optimizing Surgical Conditions with Deep Neuromuscular Blockade: Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
Posted in Lectures on 10 December 2018
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Dr. Almino Cardoso Ramos, Bariatric Surgeon and General Director,
Gastro Obeso Center, São Paulo, Brazil
Dr. Luiz Fernando dos Reis Falcão Associate Professor & Anesthesiologist-in-Chief
Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil
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 decrease the 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.