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S. is a 55-year-old male patient with obstructive sleep apnea. He is motivated to control his condition and has

been adherent to conservative therapeutic options. He has lost almost 65 lbs and now has a body mass index of 29. He drinks alcohol < 1 x monthly and does not smoke cigarettes. He had difficulty adjusting to bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) but has used it for several months, with only marginal improvement. He presents today to talk about surgical options. The AGACNP counsels J. S. that:

A.He is not a strong candidate for surgical success

B. Before the operation, he needs to reduce his BMI to 25

C. The first step would be tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy

D.The best out outcomes occur with multilevel surgery

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Lo mas adecuado es la opcion ( C) . Es decir ,El primer paso seria la amigdalectomia y... View the full answer

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