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Surgical Treatment Methods for Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Air passage blockage causing problems in snoring and sleep apnea occurs usually not only in a single area but also simultaneously in different anatomical regions, at different degrees.
In this disease group, for which different treatment approaches are preferred depending on the area of blockage in the air passage and the characteristics of blockage process.
Generally surgical treatment of snoring is patient’s preference as this situation is a social problem and doesn’t affect patient’s health. Minimally invasive interventions like radiofrequency reduction of the soft palate or tongue base and intra palatal implants (Pillar procedure) are preferred in patients with snoring complaint.
In obstructive apnea patients most of the times first treatment option is continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) masks and surgical treatment procedures come into question if the patient could not use or benefit from other treatment modalities, particular from CPAP mask and;
Surgical procedures that can be carried out in different anatomical areas, depending on the location and content of the obstruction of the respiratory tract of patients with snoring and sleep apnea are classified under the following titles.