Bariatric Surgery in Morbidly Obese Patients in Wheelchairs

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid

Abstract

Two morbidly obese patients are presented. The first patient is a 38-year-old superobese female with BMI 56.2 in a wheelchair secondary to multiple sclerosis. The second patient is a 49-year-old female with BMI 47.7 confined to a wheelchair secondary to spinal cord transection due to a motor vehicle accident. Both patients underwent an open duodenal switch procedure, which provided significant weight loss and improved quality of life primarily for mobility with a wheelchair, as well as controlling comorbidities.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles