Dr John Cousins

Consultant Anaesthetist and Intensivist

In 2006 Dr Cousins became interested bariatric surgery anaesthesia. Noting a shortfall in training opportunities he founded the Society for Obesity and Bariatric Anaesthesia SOBA UK in 2007/8. He is the outgoing Chairman in 2019.

Current research areas: the low pressure pneumoperitoneum, Deep Block techniques, post bariatric enhanced recovery pain protocols, very high dose spinal diamorphine, drug compliance in bariatric patients and recruiting now defining the role of THRIVE in morbid obesity. Previous relevant research has been in the field of thromboembolic effects and Echo changes of obesity. Just released ‘Core Topics in Obesity Anaesthesia’ with Chris Bouch  ISBN: 9781107163287.