Cathleen Crouse

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Surgery currently appears to be the most effective method to curtail the effects of morbid obesity and all of its comorbid conditions. Although the ideal procedure has yet to be devised, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass has proved to be successful for many morbidly obese patients pursuing weight loss and increased health. As the technical aspects of this procedure(More)
BACKGROUND Many patients undergoing bariatric surgery have severe comorbidities, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). We suspected that sleep apnea was underdiagnosed in our study population. METHODS A retrospective chart review of our bariatric database was conducted comparing OSA evaluation based on clinical parameters (Era 1) with mandatory OSA(More)
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