Bariatric Surgery See Also Chapter

Bariatric surgery has the potential for improving patients with sleep apnea secondary to weight loss (166). Although significant weight loss is expected after bariatric surgery, limited data exist regarding the effect of gastric surgery on OSA (167). That significant improvement occurs in the AHI (greater than 50% decrease) even in the long-term is promising; however, large-scale studies examining polysomnography pre- and postgastric bypass surgery need to be performed (167,168). Furthermore, it is necessary to re-evaluate after surgery for the presence of persistent sleep apnea requiring CPAP treatment. Currently, no data are available regarding the anatomic changes in the upper airway associated with this surgery.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

Have You Been Told Over And Over Again That You Snore A Lot, But You Choose To Ignore It? Have you been experiencing lack of sleep at night and find yourself waking up in the wee hours of the morning to find yourself gasping for air?

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