December 12, 2019

10 Different Sleep Apnea Surgeries Video



This animation quickly goes through 10 different surgical techniques to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA): 1) Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy, 2) UPPP, 3) Modified UPPP, 4) Expansion Sphincter Pharyngoplasty, 5) Lateral Pharyngoplasty, 6) Lingual Tonsillectomy, 7) Midline Partial Glossectomy, 8) Submucosal Base of Tongue Reduction, 9) Thyrohyoid Approximation, and 10) INSPIRE device.

There are many different surgeries to treat OSA given the many different anatomies and causes for sleep apnea in different patients. Not uncommonly, more than one surgery (multi-level surgery) may be required to fully resolve OSA in a given patient.

Keep in mind that there are many more surgical approaches to treat OSA not covered in this video including mandibular-maxillary advancement, other types of hyoid advancement procedures, tracheostomy, etc.



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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids. He is also the chief medical officer of O2Labz, a medical and scientific 3D animation company.

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