Pre-Operative Sleep Apnea Screening
Sleep & Neuroscience Associates, the leading sleep center in Connecticut, offers pre-operative screenings related to sleep disorders to reduce the risk of surgical complications. If you need a pre-operative evaluation, schedule an appointment with Dr. Malhotra, the trusted sleep specialist in Greenwich, CT.
What is a pre-operative sleep apnea screening?
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a risk factor for numerous medical abnormalities and increases the risk of surgical complications when undergoing major surgery. This risk is minimized if OSA is diagnosed and treated effectively prior to the surgical procedure.
It is recommended to have a comprehensive sleep evaluation and risk factor assessment before undergoing any major surgical procedure using general anesthesia. A pre-operative sleep apnea evaluation may include a sleep study.
What are the goals of a pre-surgical sleep apnea evaluation?
Undergoing a pre-operative evaluation may help with the following:
- Making recommendations designed to minimize perioperative risk
- Preparing high-risk patients for surgery
- Guiding anesthetic choices
- Minimizing postponed or canceled surgeries
- Decreasing the length of hospital stay after surgery
- Improving surgery outcomes
- Guiding postoperative management
Should I undergo sleep apnea screening?
If you are at risk for OSA based on one of the quizzes, please contact our office or fill out this form to make an appointment as soon as possible. We will do everything we can to have you evaluated, diagnosed and treated (if needed) before your surgery.