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Dr. Jason Hall
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Sleep Apnea Surgery (Overview)

The are many surgical treatments available for treating obstructive sleep apnea, beyond what can be described in this format. Many are specific to the type and level of the causes for osa, seek an experienced practioner who can adequated discuss the benefits and risks for each type for a particular condition along with all alternatives.


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Is sleep apnea surgery effective?

Is sleep apnea surgery effective?

Sleep apnea: Some surgeries are more effective than others. Te most important part is the diagnosis to see where the problem is. Jaw advancement is shown to have great results. This surgery opens up the posterior airway. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Hall
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Sleep Apnea Surgery (Overview)

The are many surgical treatments available for treating obstructive sleep apnea, beyond what can be described in this format. Many are specific to the type and level of the causes for osa, seek an experienced practioner who can adequated discuss the benefits and risks for each type for a particular condition along with all alternatives.


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What is the definition or description of: sleep apnea surgery?

What is the definition or description of: sleep apnea surgery?

Many: The are many surgical treatments available for treating obstructive sleep apnea, beyond what can be described in this format. Many are specific to the type and level of the causes for osa, seek an experienced practioner who can adequated discuss the benefits and risks for each type for a particular condition along with all alternatives. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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Sleep apnea surgery results?

Depends: Outcomes depend on the procedure/combination of procedures, as well as the anatomy of the airway. Soft tissue surgery (on the palate, nose, etc) have roughly a 50-70% success rate. Jaw surgery, although a bit more drastic, has approximately a 90-95% success rate. Best to see a surgeon in your area trained in sleep surgery to discuss this at length and choose the right procedure for you. ...Read more

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What are the options for sleep apnea surgery?

Multiple.: There are multiple options depending on the severity and requires a further evaluation as well as a sleep study and a ct of your head and neck for evalution. ...Read more

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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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What is involved in sleep apnea surgery?

Several types: There are several types of surgery for treatment of sleep apnea. All involve either removing, or re-positoning structures to improve your airflow. Be sure that you have considered other alternatives as well. CPAP from your md, or an oral appliances from your dentist, are non-surgical options to be considered. ...Read more

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Are there any new sleep apnea surgery?

Down the road: There are some interesting new surgical treatments for sleep apnea which are not yet fda approved. Keep your eyes and ears open in next year or two. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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How tall can you grow after you get a sleep apnea surgery?

How tall can you grow after you get a sleep apnea surgery?

No effect: There is no effect in height after sleep apnea surgery. It is very rare for someone to have sleep apnea surgery prior to full growth anyway. The only exceptions may be kids with severe craniofacial abnormalities. Even then there is no effect on height. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Melder
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Apnea (Definition)

Apnea is a symptom in which a person stops breathing for a period of time (about 10-20 seconds) and then starts breathing again. Babies can get apnea from some types of infections. Adults can have sleep apnea, often related to loud snoring and some ...Read more


Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Sleep Apnea (Definition)

Literally it is stopping breathing during sleep. There are 2 main types. Obstructive the most common. Central the less common. When people speak about sleep apnea they usually refer to obstructive where you cannot breathe due to ...Read more


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