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Why is my oxygen saturation low after bowel surgery?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
Related to anesthes: And pain meds, causes you to take shallow breaths and slower respiratory rates all leading to low oxygen sats. Not particular to bowel surgery but any abdominal surgery and anesthesia.

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