Paul Sweeney, RRT, discusses How is Surgery a Treatment for Sleep Apnea
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How is Surgery a Treatment for Sleep Apnea
Surgery for sleep apnea is a treatment in the right situation, and in this particular situation it's better to talk to an ear, nose and throat specialist or surgeon who specializes in these things to determine if your specific anatomy would benefit from surgery.
Often, surgeons can do a procedure called a uvuloplasty where they can cut out the top of your mouth and prevent some of the tissue from blocking the airway off. Sometimes in the pediatric populations, where kids have a more crowded throat, big tonsils, and more of a confined airway, sleep apnea surgery can be an option.
If you think sleep apnea surgery is a treatment option or something you're interested in, first get tested for your sleep apnea, and then get tested for this type of procedure. Then, go see an ear nose and throat or a surgeon that specializes in this type of procedure.
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