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Medical Intel

Jan 11, 2017

surgical-treatment-options-for-sleep-apneaStan Chia, MD, discusses the curative options for sleep apnea patients who are not good candidates for CPAP. Options include removal of the tonsils, reducing excess tissue of the tongue, advancing the upper and lower jaw to open up the airway, and even bariatric surgery to eliminate obesity-induced apnea. Dr. Chia also provides information on the newest therapy, upper airway stimulation, which is a pacemaker-like device implanted in the chest.