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Keywords:

  • bariatric surgery;
  • obesity;
  • preoperative assessment;
  • respiratory function;
  • sleep apnoea

ABSTRACT

The prevalence of obesity and overweight is growing in adults and children worldwide. With the failure of diets and lifestyle factors, more people are looking to bariatric surgery to address this significant medical problem. Severe obesity may be associated with significant perioperative respiratory complications. This article reviews potential respiratory and sleep complications, screening, and management of these problems.