Can sleep apnea be cured by surgery?
Generally, surgery for sleep apnea is suggested only if you have tried and can't tolerate noninvasive therapies or to improve an airway blockage so that you can tolerate noninvasive therapies better.
To treat obstructive sleep apnea successfully, you may need to go through a combination of procedures. Also, to ensure the best chance of success, you must find a doctor who has knowledge of both the anatomy of the upper respiratory tract and the pathophysiology of sleep apnea.
Surgical options may include:
The proper procedure selection is critical to the success of the surgical management of OSA. Talk to your doctor for a complete evaluation and to learn what treatment may be best for you.