Preoperative Evaluation of the Oncology Patient

Sunil K. Sahai, Ali Zalpour, Marc A. Rozner

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

4 Scopus citations


This article focuses on the unique perioperative concerns of patients with cancer undergoing surgery. Importantly, not all surgical procedures are intended as cures; cancer patients also undergo surgery for noncancer issues. Many of these patients have undergone prior chemotherapy or radiation therapy that can introduce perioperative concerns. These prior treatments, unique to cancer patients, can affect their cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, renal, and endocrine systems adversely, and this article summarizes many important effects of various chemotherapy agents in use today.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)805-822
Number of pages18
JournalAnesthesiology Clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Oncology patient
  • Perioperative care
  • Preoperative evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


Dive into the research topics of 'Preoperative Evaluation of the Oncology Patient'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this