Challenges in caring for obese patients

As a physician, and patient, I know the challenges of caring for overweight and obese patients.  Difficult i.v. sticks; difficult physical exams; can’t fit in the MRI; too heavy for the bed; bed sores… It goes on and on.

These things are particularly difficult in the ICU.

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

One Comment:

  1. As a petient I feel the efects of my obesity every day. It is tiring to see all of the bullchit cures that promise success at the expense of those suffering from their food addiction. There seems ro be no end in sight. Its not the weight loss that most of us need, it’s the knowlege of how to fix our inner selves.

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