Overall Goals and Objectives:
1. To understand that obstructive sleep apnea is a very common sleep related breathing disorder in surgical patients and is frequently not identified.
2. These surgical patients are at a higher risk of having perioperative complications and to understand why are these patients at a higher risk and how to identify these patients preoperatively.
3. To learn the perioperative measures that can be taken to reduce these complications.
Presentation: 45 minutes
Vasu, MD, MS, Tajender S., "Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome and Perioperative Complications: It's Time to Act Now!" (2012). Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Presentations and Grand Rounds. Presentation 39.
Dr. Tajender Vasu is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Stony Brook University Medical Center in New York. He completed his Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in June of 2010. He then did a Sleep Medicine Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and graduated in June 2011. Dr. Vasu's interests are respiratory diseases and sleep medicine.