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Morbidly obese patient awaiting surgery. Anaesthetized patient in an operating room awaiting surgery. The patient is morbidly obese, which means a level of obesity (excess body fat) that contributes to other conditions and disorders. Special techniques are used by anaesthetists and surgeons when caring for obese patients.
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