ENT SURGEONS

A large number of OSA patients are referred to ENT Surgeons for their opinion or intervention. Some of these cases may warrant surgical intervention. ENT surgeons have to take a call based on the following factors:

  •  The severity of OSA.
  •  Advantages if surgery option is exercised.
  •  Patient concurrence.

Before option for surgery or choosing non surgical option, ENT surgeons can order for a sleep study test.

30-40 YRS
60 YRS +
MEN
20%
66%
FEMALE
5%
50%

WHAT TYPE OF INVESTIGATION?

“Most patients will need an overnight sleep study. These may be conducted in the Hospital or at home”.
“Prior to any sleep apnea surgery, the diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea based on sleep study results is essential” [www.sleepapeasurgery.com]

OSA TREATMENT

“In most patients with moderate to severe OSA , Continuous Positive airway Pressure [CPAP] is the first line treatment——— Surgical procedures may be considered as a secondary treatment when outcome of PAP therapy is inadequate —-” [American Academy of Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery – website 2015 www.entnet.org] “Surgical therapy can also be effective when used as adjunct to improve tolerance and succeed with CPAP or an oral appliance” [American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery