Perioperative Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea After Bariatric Surgery



Obstructive sleep apnea is a disease characterized by episodes of cessation or decrease in respiratory airflow. Though this disease has multifactorial etiology, obesity is the most important risk factor. Other predisposing factors include age >50 years, male gender, neck circumference >40 cms, connective tissue disorders, hypothyroidism, tonsillar or adenoid hypertrophy, craniofacial abnormalities, retrognathia, macroglossia and lifestyle factors of smoking and alcohol consumption [1–6]. More than 90 % of adult patients with OSA are obese and a minority have structural abnormalities or other risk factors of OSA.


Obstructive Sleep Apnea Bariatric Surgery Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Apnea Hypopnea Index Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bariatric Division, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery and Minimal Access Surgery UnitGEM Hospital and Research CentreCoimbatoreIndia

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