Bariatric surgery In morbidly obese sleep-apnea patients: short- and long-term follow-up Academic Article uri icon


  • Forty-seven obese sleep-apnea patients were investigated in the sleep laboratory before and after a massive weight reduction achieved by bariatric surgery. The first postoperative sleep investigations were performed approximately 1 y after surgery and revealed a highly significant decrease in the number of apneic episodes per hour of sleep and a significant improvement in all sleep-quality-related measures. A second postoperative sleep study was performed approximately 7 y postoperatively and revealed that regaining of weight was associated with the reappearance of sleep apnea syndrome, although the great majority of the patients still felt, subjectively, that they were well and did not suffer from recurrence of the sleep apnea syndrome.

publication date

  • January 1, 1992