Surgery: Invasive Treatments for OSA:
Before looking into surgical procedures, we advise that you look into the benefits and risks of the different treatments for obstructive sleep apnea.
Patients who suffer from sinus issues may also suffer from the effects of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Sinus surgery widens the sinus openings and allows the removal of mucus or diseased tissue for patients who suffer frequent sinus infections. The procedure may be performed endoscopically, using a thin fiberoptic tube (endoscope) inserted through the nostrils. Minimally invasive, this technique allows patients to enjoy a shorter recovery time and less post-operative pain.
One surgical procedure known as UPPP Surgery involves a sort of “reaming” of the patient’s airway through the removal of the tonsils, and part of the soft palate. It is an extremely painful procedure; not to mention being the most complex and invasive of all OSA treatment methods.