Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans and has increased complications with anesthesia during surgery. These can be minimized if apnea is diagnosed prior.
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Phoenix (PRWEB) January 14, 2013
Arrowhead Sleep Center, the leading sleep clinic in Phoenix, is now offering pre-operative sleep apnea evaluations. These evaluations may provide valuable assistance in surgical planning and make anesthesia considerably safer than it would be without appropriate precautions. For those interested, call this sleep center in Glendale AZ at (623) 688-1911.
According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, obstructive sleep apnea occurs in over 12 million people, with less than 10% receiving treatment. A study out of the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia showed that operative complications increase when obstructive sleep apnea is present.
If diagnosed prior to surgery, then appropriate safety precautions can be taken to prevent the potential complications. Arrowhead Sleep Center has three Board Certified sleep doctors on staff experienced in both the evaluation and treatment of sleep apnea. The sleep doctors are able to effectively treat both children and adults for a number of conditions in addition to sleep apnea.
For those suspected of having obstructive sleep apnea and are undergoing surgery, call Arrowhead Sleep Center today for a pre-operative sleep apnea study evaluation at (623) 688-1911.