Surgical Treatments for Sleep Apnea
While inpatient surgery for sleep apnea is never the first choice for treatment, for some people suffering from sleep apnea, it is a welcome choice. Whether you are CPAP intolerant and have not found a suitable alternative treatment for your apnea or your sleep apnea is so severe that it is interfering with your quality of life and health, inpatient surgery may be an option.
Genioglossus Tongue Advancement Surgery
Obstructive sleep apnea sometimes occurs when the tongue falls backward during sleep and blocks the airway. When other treatments won’t work, the genioglossus tongue advancement surgery can permanent adjust the location of the tongue by moving it forward so that when you sleep it does not create the obstruction.
Hyoid Suspension Surgery
Hyoid suspension surgery is also designed to expand and stabilize the airway to improve sleep apnea. In this procedure, the tongue pulled forward and anchored to the necks hyoid bone. This prevents the tongue from collapsing over the airway when you sleep.
Outpatient Surgeries for Sleep Apnea
There are two outpatient surgeries that can be performed to help treat obstructive sleep apnea. A Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP or UP3) is a procedure in which the uvula and excess soft tissue of the palate or throat is removed to reduce obstruction. A tonsillectomy removes enlarged tonsils to open up the airway and provide relief from symptoms of snoring and sleep apnea.
While there are many options for treating sleep apnea, such as a CPAP machine or oral appliance, for some people, the obstruction is simply too severe for these treatments to be effective enough., schedule a consultation to determine if one of our inpatient or outpatient sleep apnea surgeries can meet your needs.
If you are struggling to get your sleep apnea under control and believe you may benefit from surgery, the first step is to consult with a sleep health expert. Ear, nose, and throat specialists at eos sleep have extensive experience in treating sleep apnea with genioglossus advancement surgery. Call 1-212-873-6036 today or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment or to learn more about eos sleep treatment options.