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Sleep apnea surgery results?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jason Hall
Surgery - Plastics
10 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jason Hall
Dr. Jason Hall
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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not great
Results vary. In appropriately selected patients the surgery can be very successful, 70-80%.
Also it depends on what surgery is being talked about mma (often multiple steps) has been reported in some studies to have over 90% success. Other surgeries like uppp in a severe apnea patient may be < 10% success.

In brief: Not great
Results vary. In appropriately selected patients the surgery can be very successful, 70-80%.
Also it depends on what surgery is being talked about mma (often multiple steps) has been reported in some studies to have over 90% success. Other surgeries like uppp in a severe apnea patient may be < 10% success.
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Variable
Variable depending on circumstances.
Best bet is to have complete evaluation by sleep MD and discuss options.

In brief: Variable
Variable depending on circumstances.
Best bet is to have complete evaluation by sleep MD and discuss options.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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