Sleep apnea surgery details

Sleep apnea surgery is the type of surgical practice that is sought by persons who suffer from the set backs in the breathing activities that occur during their sleep, as evidenced from various clinical signs like persistent snoring,feeling fatigue in next day morning etc.

The surgeon specialized in the sleep apnea surgery first examines the patient before the sleep apnea surgery and the type of sleep apnea is first to be analyzed by the surgeon and this is because of the fact that sleep apnea due to disturbed impulses from brain is often due to some brain diseases.

Many types of sleep apnea surgery are being carried out, depending on the clinical situations and the financial capability of patient.

The common sleep apnea surgery that is done in patients relate to the surgical intervention in palate and this sleep apnea surgery is called as uvulopalatopharyngoplasty and the uvula with the excess tissue around it are removed by surgery in this technique.

Even, laser based surgical remedies are carried out by experienced surgeons in this regard and the cause is finally removed to a greater extent in the patients.

Some surgeons even perform somnoplasty, which is a special kind of surgery associated with application of radio waves to the affected region and these waves constrict the tissues and often the palate is involved in this.

Most of the times, sleep apnea surgery relate to the palate and the sleep apnea surgery certain times involve the application of surgical remedies in the nasal septum and this is in order to rectify the defects in the nasal septum like narrowed and deranged one and however, the surgeon clearly rules out the centrally mediated type of sleep apnea before that.

The sleep apnea surgery related to the nasal septum often needs maximum care to be taken both by the surgeon and the patient because of the close association of the nasal passage with the free movement of oxygen.

The treatment success in case of sleep apnea surgery is being assessed by means of specialized sleep based clinical diagnostic procedure called polysomnogram that helps to identify the disturbances in sleep pattern of the individual who have undergone sleep apnea surgery and also by application of multiple sleep latency test.

Similarly, sleep apnea surgery also involves mandibular myotomy in which the surgical meddling of lower jaw bone at the initial portion of mandible to which the muscles of tongue get attached and by this sleep apnea surgery, the tongue is forwarded to some extent obliterating the cause of snoring in the concerned patients.

This type of sleep apnea surgery is often associated with advancement of jaws leaving additional space for tongue movements.

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