- Sep 2014
It is easy to throw a clot when you are morbidly obese. Circulation is compromised when you are that big. We have a lot of weight loss surgery patients at our hospital and many of them have complicated recoveries after the surgery. It is a simple procedure, but the first 24 hours after, is pins and needles as far as monitoring for some of them, especially the patients who are over 400 pounds.I would have to think Americans obesity issues have a lot to do with our medical outcomes. One of my friends father just recently died from a blood clot after an elbow surgery. Simple procedure but he was almost 325 pounds. Very sedate and they think the clot came from that.