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A 30-year-old member asked:

Is surgery a good option for treatment of apnia?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Not first line: There should be a thorough evaluation to ensure there are not medical issues and not just structural/.
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Possibly: You need to be evaluated for upper airway obstruction, and if you have it, then surgery is an option. So too is cpap.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

When is surgery a treatment option?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Be more specific: To get a real answer. You need to let us know what your condition is and what you've already been told. That said, many conditions can be treated with medical or surgical therapy. You need to have a frank discussion with your physician about the risks and benefits of all the therapeutic options. You may find that surgery is the best therapeutic option in your situation. Good luck!
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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