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Are there alternative methods for treating sleep apnea in children that don't require surgery?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sleep position

Pediatric sleep apnea can be a serious condition.
There are two types, central and obstructive. Both can be diagnosed with a sleep study. Obstructive sleep apnea is usually treated with surgery, while central apnea is treated with a CPAP machine, worn at night to keep the airway open. Sleep position, or weight loss if overweight can reduce apnea.

In brief: Sleep position

Pediatric sleep apnea can be a serious condition.
There are two types, central and obstructive. Both can be diagnosed with a sleep study. Obstructive sleep apnea is usually treated with surgery, while central apnea is treated with a CPAP machine, worn at night to keep the airway open. Sleep position, or weight loss if overweight can reduce apnea.
Dr. Tanya Russo
Dr. Tanya Russo
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

Yes. However, it there is a significant anatomical obstruction, this should be considered.

In brief: Yes

Yes. However, it there is a significant anatomical obstruction, this should be considered.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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