Sleep Apnea Surgery:


Obstruction in breath:

If the people suffer from a problem that is stopping of breath for a few seconds during sleep the person suffers from the problem of sleep apnea. There are two type of sleep apnea one is detected if there is obstruction or collapse of the upper airway (throat), usually accompanied by a reduction in blood oxygen saturation, and followed by an awakening to breathe the person has an obstructive sleep apnea. Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty removes excess tissue in the throat to make the airway wider and there are many such surgeries that are done to eliminate this problem. In some cases there is a problem in the brainstem center controlling breathing shuts down there's no respiratory effort and no breathing and for such patients surgery is absolutely necessary.

Types of surgeries:

Tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy removes the tonsils and/or the adenoids so that the air passage is comfiortable and removes if you have enlarged tonsils and adenoids that are blocking. When children suffer from this kind of a problem the it is seen that because enlarged tonsils and adenoids are usually the cause of their sleep apnea. There are various other surgical methods used so thet that is a repair bone and tissue problems in the mouth and throat to clear out the respiatory track. Tracheostomy creates a hole in the windpipe and the a tube is then put in the hole to bring air in. Doctors rarely use this surgery because it may cause other health problems but other techniques have failed and almost all people who are treated with tracheostomy will be cured of their sleep apnea.

Surgical procedures:

Nasal septoplasty is the technique used by the doctors so that the patients the bones and tissues are straightnedbut there is a deformity in the nose that leads to other breaathing problems. Nasal polypectomy removes soft, round growths that can project into the nasal passages and it is done mainly so that it can clear the blockage. Due to the advancemnet in the technology it is seen that there is a new surgery which is called tongue suspension, involves placing a small screw in the front of the jaw.

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