The heavy sleeper: the connection between sleep apnea and obesity

Dr. Don Yarbrough
Feb 19,2013
Don Yarbrough, MD, a bariatric surgeon from Samaritan Health Services, presented the common ties between obesity and sleep apnea to Samaritan's sleep apnea support group.

His 45-minute presentation is followed by a question and answer period, addressing issues such as the importance of treating sleep apnea, the negative cycle of obesity and sleep apnea, and different treatment options. Yarbrough shared his expertise on weight loss surgery, giving clear and insightful information on the expections, risks and results of surgical options for weight loss, including gastric bypass, Roux-en-Y bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and banding procedures.

Watch his presentation now.

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