About Obstructive sleep apnea surgery

Obstructive sleep apnea surgery is one of the surgical practices that are carried out in patients who report to have incidence of apnea during sleeping and the surgery will be decided by the skilled surgeons only after ruling out the brain based disorders like cerebral concussion etc.
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Polysomnography is often used as diagnostic clinical equipment for the graded assessment of the sleep apnea and in this, saturated pressure level of oxygen, heart rate, respiratory rate etc.

Will be measured during the sleep in a patient. This helps the surgeon to frame surgical decisions related with obstructive sleep apnea surgery

The surgeon performing the obstructive sleep apnea surgery is well aware of the anatomy of the palate region and before meddling with incisions, he makes sure of the technique by which he can make the patient get relieved of his presently reported problem like snoring etc.

The obstructive sleep apnea surgery may not be carried out in patients with severe anemia or serious cardiac disorders and further, it is to be noted that pain may be intense subsequent to the undergoing of this type of obstructive sleep apnea surgery.

Perhaps, the surgeon associated with this obstructive sleep apnea surgery will often prescribe corticosteroid drugs like cortisone etc. in order to alleviate the pain due to surgical interferences.

In the obstructive sleep apnea surgery, after assessment of the palate region of patient, general anesthesia is given carefully.

Finally, the area of surgical intervention in the palate region is chosen and incision is placed carefully and uvula and some nearby tissues of the posterior buccal region were removed and certain tissues were of course trimmed suitably, so as to cause lesser or nil obstruction for passage of air during breathing.

An intellectually performed obstructive sleep apnea surgery with an understanding on anatomy, causal factors associated with such apnea, patient’s awareness on the surgery, extent of post surgical precautions followed by patient etc. forms the basis for the success.

Surgeons performing the obstructive sleep apnea surgery need to provide the required guidelines towards making the surgery success and the patient may be advised to take regularly the antibiotics and anti inflammatory drugs.

The importance of regular surgical dressing at the affected parts, avoidance of vigorous movements for some days after the obstructive sleep apnea surgery, avoidance of irritant food materials or food that is too hot etc. may be emphasized.

The repetitive episodes of apnea during sleep will get highly minimized following this obstructive sleep apnea surgery and the patient may not have difficulties in speaking after few weeks of the surgery.

If the patient undergoing obstructive sleep apnea surgery is negligible in taking medicines after the surgery, infection occurs.

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