Techniques, Indications, and Value of Inferior Vena Cava Filters in Super-Obese Patients Undergoing Gastric Bypass

Nicholas J. Gargiulo, William D. Suggs, Evan C. Lipsitz, Takao Ohki, Frank J. Veith

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The recent explosion of interest in morbid obesity surgery and its associated complications (deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism) has inadvertently captured the attention of many vascular specialists. This article will focus on the indications and techniques used at Jack D. Weiler Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine for inferior vena cava filter placement prior to open and laparoscopic bariatric surgical procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-75
Number of pages5
JournalPerspectives in Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004



  • deep venous thrombosis
  • inferior vena cava filter
  • morbid obesity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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