Obesity Surgery

, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 1373–1374 | Cite as

Response to Dr. Friel’s Letter to the Editor

  • Stephen A. GlazerEmail author
  • Ann L. Erickson
  • Ross D. Crosby
  • Jennifer Kieda
  • Agata Zawisza
  • Mervyn Deitel
Letter to Editor/LED Reply



Jhanvi Patel

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


  1. 1.
    Sarkhosh K, Switzer NJ, El-Hadi M, et al. The impact of bariatric surgery on obstructive sleep apnea: a systematic review. Obes Surg. 2013;23(3):414–23.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Peromaa-Haavisto P, Tuomilehto H, Kössi J, et al. Obstructive sleep apnea: the effect of bariatric surgery after 12 months. A prospective multicenter trial. Sleep Med. 2017;35:85–90.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Pillar G, Peled R, Lavie P. Chest. 1994;106(6):1702–4Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    O'Keeffe T, Patterson EJ. Evidence supporting routine polysomnography before bariatric surgery. Obes Surg. 2004;14(1):23–6.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Glazer SA, Erickson AL, Crosby RD, et al. The evaluation of screening questionnaires for obstructive sleep apnea to identify high-risk obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery. Obes Surg. 2018;28:3544–52.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Internal Medicine, Medical Director Bariatric ProgramHumber River HospitalTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Neuropsychiatric Research InstituteFargoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical StatisticsNeuropsychiatric Research InstituteFargoUSA
  4. 4.Humber River HospitalTorontoCanada
  5. 5.TorontoCanada

Personalised recommendations