{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} Obesity in the Patient Undergoing Spinal Surgery: Preoperative, Intraoperative, and Postoperative Management Considerations for Patient Optimization - Vol. 24, No. 10

Activity Steps


Method of Participation in the Learning Process/Evaluation Method

Successful completion of this activity includes reading the entire article and successfully completing the post-quiz and an evaluation form.

Getting the Most out of the Activity

As you prepare to participate in this activity, please reflect on your practice and your patients and identify clinical challenges you hope to have addressed.

While participating in the training, identify ways you can use newly acquired knowledge, strategies, and skills to enhance patient outcomes and your own professional development.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Explain the risks posed by obese patients that should be medically optimized before surgery.
  2. Describe the challenges that spine surgeons face in the operating room when caring for obese patients.
  3. Summarize how postoperative outcomes differ in obese patients compared with patients with a normal body mass index.
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  • ACCME 1.5 CME

Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Professions: Physician
Test Code: CSS1023
Published: October 2023
Expires: 9/30/2025
Required Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: Tariq Z. Issa, BA, Mark J. Lambrechts, MD, Michael McCurdy, MD, Hans K. Nugraha, MD, Yunsoo Lee, MD, Paul Millhouse, MD, and Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, MBA, PhD
Categories: Orthopedic , Surgical