TORONTO – When it comes to performing surgery for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), there are a variety of procedures that can be done, but otolaryngologists sometimes have personal preferences, and preferences can affect everything from how diagnoses are made to the type of surgery performed, often with similar end results. At the same time, some of the options available are limiting and better treatments need to be found.
Explore this issue:December 2006
These were among the issues discussed at the panel Clinical Insights in Sleep Surgery at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation here.
Generally there is much to be learned about OSA and its causes, according to B. Tucker Woodson, MD, Professor and Chief of Sleep Medicine at the University of Wisconsin, who served as session moderator.