Sleep Apnea Surgical Treatment
Sleep apnea is a common condition characterized by temporary pauses in breathing throughout the night. Caused by blockages in the airways, these interruptions in breathing prevent you from sleeping soundly, and can lead to excessive daytime sleepiness. If left untreated, sleep apnea may increase your risk of developing high blood pressure, heart disease, and strokes. Surgical procedures that remove excess tissue, clearing your airways and allowing for uninterrupted breathing, are often beneficial in eliminating sleep apnea.