Obesity hypoventilation syndrome surgery

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

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In patients whose symptoms are highly disabling but are unable to tolerate CPAP or BIPAP, ventilation through a tracheostomy (opening in the windpipe) is sometimes required.

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