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    What is best anesthesia for surgery for people who snore?

    I am having minor surgery. I chose local anesthesia. However I do snore. I wonder if that is the best choice.
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    Dr Maree Barnes

    Respiratory & Sleep Medicine Physician

    Dr Barnes has competed specialty training in sleep medicine and is currently working at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne. Dr Barnes’ current research focuses are: … View Profile

    For those with sleep apnoea, a general anaesthetic may be of greater risk than those without. To minimise this risk, you should discuss your sleep apnoea with your anaesthetist before the surgery, but a local anaesthetic will likely be of lesser risk than a general anaesthetic.

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