Sleep apnea surgery

It is a disorder caused by multiple factors that blocks the airway during nighttime sleep. This disorder deprives the person and his / her surroundings of a comfortable sleep. And with the exacerbation of the disorder it can cause heart disease and even a heart attack. The doctor will first evaluate a person’s symptoms and history of sleep to diagnose and then treat sleep apnea.

If other treatments do not work, the doctor will recommend surgery. Generally, at least a three-month trial period is recommended before considering surgery. However, for the few who have specific problems in their jaw structure, surgery is the first and best option.
The purpose of sleep apnea surgery is to enlarge the airway through the nose or throat, which may snore or block the upper airways in the person and sleep apnea. Surgical options include:
  • Tissue Removal: In what is called uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, the doctor will remove tissue from the back of the mouth and above the throat. Tonsils and adenoids are also usually removed. This surgery can prevent the pharynx from shaking and thus preventing snoring. This method is less effective than CPAP and is not a safe treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. Removing the tissues behind the throat with radiofrequency energy (radiofrequency ablation) can be a good option for those who cannot tolerate CPAP or oral devices.
  • Jaw Movement: In this way, your jaw bone moves forward. This increases the space behind the soft tongue and palate and reduces the chance of obstruction. In this way, the development of maxilla is called mandibular.
  • Implantation: After you receive local anesthesia, the plastic rods are surgically inserted into the soft palate.
  • Creating a new airway (tracheostomy): If other treatments do not work for you and you have sleep apnea, you may need this surgery. In this way, the surgeon makes a hole in your neck and inserts a plastic or metal tube through which you can breathe. You should cover this hole throughout the day, but during sleep, remove it so you can breathe through it. This will not force you to use the closed airway in your throat to breathe and breathe with your lungs instead.
There are other surgeries that help reduce snoring and treat sleep apnea by clearing or enlarging the airway:
  • Nasal surgery to remove the polyps or straighten the blade (tilting) between the nostrils (deviation of the nose)
  • Surgery to remove tonsils or enlarged adenoids
  • Weight Loss Surgery
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