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RARP and Sleep Apnoea

User
Posted 11 Apr 2019 at 19:35

Been to Sheffield Hallamshire, hoping for RARP, but thrown a low ball, suggesting my Sleep Anoea might present a problem in surgery and recovery.

I've previously had operations under general anaesthetic, but not of this duration, or head down before!

my BMI is 28, so nowhere near their "danger point" of >35

Has anyone else experienced this ?

User
Posted 11 Apr 2019 at 20:31
Are they prepared to offer you open RP instead? No head down issue with open surgery.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

User
Posted 12 Apr 2019 at 07:36
Two other options

Interim HT followed by weight loss followed by RP

Sleep apnoea surgery before RP again the HT as a stop gap?

User
Posted 14 Apr 2019 at 18:18

Not sure, but will ask when I talk to them about spine xray, later this week.

Is open surgery as long an op?

 

User
Posted 14 Apr 2019 at 18:21

They seem to quote >35 as a "bad" BMI, I'm "only" 28, but will be trying to get back on my low ncarb Diabetic diet.

Not sure that apnoea surgery is particularly sucessful and may only complicate things.

User
Posted 14 Apr 2019 at 21:15

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member

Not sure, but will ask when I talk to them about spine xray, later this week.

Is open surgery as long an op?

 

Open surgery is usually a bit quicker than robotic, although it has more risks in other ways. Crucially, they do not tip the operating table head down for open surgery, which makes it a safer option for men with heart problems, neck issues, etc. 

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

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Posted 15 Apr 2019 at 11:17
cheers
 
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