Patients undergoing bariatric surgery are at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
OSA has been associated with an increased risk of perioperative complications, but is under-recognized and underdiagnosed in the bariatric population.
It is currently recommended that all patients considering bariatric surgery for obesity should be evaluated for OSA.
In the general pre-surgical population, the STOP-BANG questionnaire is a validated screening tool for identifying OSA.
We hypothesize that in bariatric patients the STOP-BANG questionnaire plus other clinical variables can predict OSA.
Recommended CitationJablonski, MD, Karen; Grewal, MD, Ritu G.; Punati,, Ramya; Saxena, Shivam; Doghramji, MD, Karl; Beekley, MD, Alec; and Tichansky, MD, David S., "Utility of the STOP-BANG Questionnaire for Identifying Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery" (2014). Department of Surgery Faculty Papers. Paper 118.