Anesthesiology pp 719-727 | Cite as

Anesthesia Issues in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  • Amélie Dallaire
  • Mandeep SinghEmail author


Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a frequent sleep disorder associated with significant comorbidities. Untreated OSA carries immediate and long-terms morbidities, exposing the patient to increased perioperative complications. This chapter presents best current practice guidelines to assist with the perioperative management of the diagnosed or suspected OSA patient. Preoperative evaluation and screening, perioperative management and postoperative disposition and monitoring will be addressed.


Obstructive sleep apnea Sleep disorder Surgery Screening Monitoring Positive airway pressure therapy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology and Pain MedicineToronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of Anesthesiology and Pain ManagementWomen’s College HospitalTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Toronto Sleep and Pulmonary CentreTorontoCanada

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