Surgeons and Orthopods

As a surgeon or orthopedic doctor, you may want to consider the possibility of sleep apnea in your patient.

  • History of snoring noted during pre-op clearance or pre-op questionnaires
  • Any surgery, anesthesia or medications after surgery can worsen sleep apnea temporarily
  • Morbid obesity
  • Snoring, witnessed apnea or unexplained desaturation during sedation for a procedure
  • Snoring, witnessed apnea or unexplained desaturation during recovery or while in the hospital or rehabilitation center
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Fatigue