Sleep Surgery for Treating Sleep Disordered Breathing

Sleep surgery can be an excellent option for certain populations of sleep apnea patients. Most surgeries work by increasing the size of the airway to reduce the likelihood that it will collapse during sleep.

The University of Tennessee Medical Center Surgery Division offers a range of surgical options to treat obstructive sleep apnea. Our knowledgeable pediatric and adult sleep surgeons work closely with the UT Sleep Disorders Center to choose the best surgical option for each patient based on factors such as anatomy, severity of sleep apnea and age.

It is important to realize that surgery is not an appropriate treatment for all patients. While the procedures performed at are safe, every surgery comes with some risk, so it is important to carefully explore the risk to benefit ratio with your doctor.


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