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What are the types of surgery for sleep apnea?

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You may need surgery for sleep apnea if you have a deviated nasal septum, enlarged tonsils, or a small lower jaw with an overbite that narrows your throat. The most common procedures include:

  • Nasal surgery to fix deviated septum and other problems.
  • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) to remove soft tissue on the back of the throat and palate to widen the airway at the opening of throat.
  • Mandibular maxillomandibular advancement surgery to correct facial problems or throat obstructions that lead to sleep apnea.

From: Sleep Apnea Treatments WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: The National Sleep Foundation. National Institutes of Health. WebMD Medical News: "Sleep Apnea Implant Gets Another Boost." News release, FDA. American Sleep Apnea Association.




 

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on March 10, 2018

SOURCES: The National Sleep Foundation. National Institutes of Health. WebMD Medical News: "Sleep Apnea Implant Gets Another Boost." News release, FDA. American Sleep Apnea Association.




 

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on March 10, 2018

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