Taiwan Former President to Undergo Surgery for His Sleep Apnea
a surgery that will help treat his sleep apnea. This is the 2nd
to treat his condition, which has worsened after the surgery on his deviated nasal septium last
Doctors describe his sleep apnea as ‘extremely serious’, as his condition causes him to stop
breathing more than 30 times per hour, each one lasting more than ten seconds.
The second surgery that the former president will undergo will involve enlarging his respiratory
tract, thru removal of his tonsils and a part of the soft palate from the throat. Statistics show that
the success rate of getting rid of snoring with this procedure is 80% however, is considered one of
the most painful surgeries there is since the throat will be a big, open wound, preventing the patient
from eating or drinking. As the patient gets older, the riskier the procedure would be, so therapy
and other options should be considered.
Chen Shui-bian is currently serving a 20-yr prison sentence for corruption during his 8-yr
presidential period from 2000 – 2008. As recommended by Dr. Chen Chih-the, the former president
will stay in Taipei Veterans General Hospital’s Otolaryngology Department for a month, to undergo
observation after his surgery.
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