You will note that the bedside commode has a normal sized bucket but the seat is extra wide to accommodate the girth of morbidly obese patients.
Something probably not appreciated by most people is that a morbidly obese person’s body actually contains a normal sized individual surround by a large layer of adipose tissue.
Below is an abdominal CT scan which illustrates the point.
You can see that the organs are encased in body fat which extends to the limits (and beyond) of the CT scan table. The picture is grainy because the x-rays are partially absorbed by the thick fatty layer. This makes the interpretation of the images much more difficult. So not only is the diagnosis of abdominal problems hindered by the fat, you can imagine how hard surgery must be. Or maybe you can’t. Take my word for it, it’s hard.
Recovery is also an issue due to impaired wound healing, increased incidence of infections, problems moving the patient, difficult intravenous access and many more.
Remember this when you order that second Big Mac with supersized fries.