What is included in patient education about sleep endoscopy?

Updated: Aug 21, 2019
  • Author: Philip E Zapanta, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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The most important task for the surgeon is communication. First, the surgeon needs to discuss the goals of the obstructive sleep apnea surgery with the patient. Will the proposed OSA surgery be for cure or for palliation? Second, the surgeon needs to communicate the idea of sleep endoscopy and how it will be applied.


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