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Things to discuss when considering surgery for snoring and sleep apnoea

Surgery for snoring should only be considered when all other options have been tried and failed. Surgery some might think is a ‘quick fix’ yet it rarely is.

This free evidence-based Guide, co-authored by Professor Bhik Kotecha and Professor Iain Ormiston, explains in a jargon-decoded way, what you need to know and what you might like to discuss about surgery beforehand.

Download our free Information Guide ‘Things to discuss when considering surgery for snoring or sleep apnoea.’ to understand the surgical options that might be or have been suggested to you.

This Guide explores the options to remove the worry of surgery, so that you can make informed decisions about your treatment.

Broadly speaking, surgery is usually considered either to improve upper airway anatomy make Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy more effective or preferably to overcome the upper airway obstruction completely, so there is no need for CPAP therapy.

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Information Guide - Things to discuss when considering surgery for snoring and sleep apnoea

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In this Guide you’ll learn about testing and diagnosis, along with the different surgical options that might be recommended. These include soft tissue and oral and maxillofacial surgery, through to bariatric surgery and neural stimulation, along with a glossary and what to do next.

It is a MUST READ for anyone who is considering, or where surgical intervention has been recommended, to treat snoring or sleep apnoea. Because being in possession of clear, understandable information puts you in control.

Adrian Zacher

Information Guide Co-Author,

Want to learn more?

Read our Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Overview Guide, which was Highly Commended in the British Medical Association Patient Information Awards in 2016.

Once you’ve read our Guides, you might like to test your knowledge with our two deceptively simple quizzes:

The Online Snoring Quiz is focused on snoring and sleep apnoea risk factors, diagnosis and treatment options.

The Sleep Apnoea Symptoms Quiz – is hopefully self explanatory.

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Created by Emma Easton | Page last updated 26th May 2018