What increases the risk of relapse of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) after surgery?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Himanshu Wickramasinghe, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Weight gain is one of the most important determinants of relapse of OSA after surgical treatment. Although accomplishing and maintaining weight reduction are difficult, the results are extremely beneficial when patients can do so. The treatment approach to SDB is not complete if weight reduction is not addressed in patients who are obese.


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