Is surgery the only option for sleep apnea?
Surgery is not the only option available to treat sleep apnea as there are conservative treatment options such as the use of positive pressure, oral appliances, and weight loss.
Most of these options are effective only when adhered to for a long-term. Surgery is advised in patients who have difficulty with other treatments or in those who do not respond to conservative treatment.
Here is a list of conservative treatment for sleep apnea: