Better Guidance Urgently Needed for ‘epidemic’ of Sleep Apnoea in Surgical Patients

There have been calls for research to be done to single out the most effective and the safest ways to carry out surgery on sleep apnoea patients. Very few hospitals have a policy which could act as a guide to minimize risk associated with sleep apnoea. The situation calls for serious consideration since a quarter of the patients undergoing surgery suffer from sleep apnoea.

According to Dr. Stavros Memtsoudis, patients with sleep apnoea have a high risk of developming complications which may include blockage of airways and intubation problems. The effects of sleep apnoea on other organs in the body are also not well known. Research and existing guidelines will see to it that sleep apnoea patients get pre-operative evaluation.

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Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS

Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.

The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.

Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.