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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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Sleep apnea surgery results?

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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Dr. Jason Hall
89 doctors shared insights

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. 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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Living with Sleep Apnea (Checklist)

Use your CPAP regularly
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Get 7-8 hours of sleep nightly
daily
Don't drink alcohol
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Never drive sleepy
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What is the new sleep apnea surgery?

What is the new sleep apnea surgery?

New apnea surgery: Laser-assisted uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (LAUP) or upper airway reconstruction. It is recommended only when other treatment options are unsuccessful in eliminating the symptoms of sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Are there any new sleep apnea surgery?

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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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

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

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Sleeping Better (Checklist)

Go to bed at the same time every day
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Wake up at the same time every day
daily
Don't drink alcohol before bedtime
daily
Use your bed only for sleep (and sex)
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What is involved in sleep apnea surgery?

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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What do you know about sleep apnea surgery?

What do you know about sleep apnea surgery?

Patient selection: Surgery for obstructive sleep apnea (osa) is all about patient selection and patience. Osa is due to airway collapse and ents have various medical (including cpap) and surgical treatments to treat this collapse. When my patients fail medical therapy or need help tolerating cpap, surgery might be the answer. It takes a tailored approach for each patient for a reasonable outcome. ...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
1,150 doctors shared insights

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