Finding the Right Surgeon: 8 Questions to Ask Before Sleep Apnea Surgery

Reposting from June 29, 2015

One of the most common requests I get is for a referral to a sleep apnea surgeon, particularly if they live in another state. Just like giving a referral for a lawyer or a plumber, there are a number of issues to consider. Some people don’t have access to any surgeons that perform sleep apnea […]

Finding the Right Surgeon: 8 Questions to Ask Before Sleep Apnea Surgery

One of the most common requests I get is for a referral to a sleep apnea surgeon, particularly if they live in another state. Just like giving a referral for a lawyer or a plumber, there are a number of issues to consider. Some people don’t have access to any surgeons that perform sleep apnea […]

Tom Hanks, Spies, and My Dilemma As A Sleep Apnea Surgeon

One of my greatest challenges as a sleep apnea surgeon is what to do when patients require additional surgery because the first one didn’t work. With all surgical options for sleep apnea, there is always a small but significant number of patients when surgery helps partially or not at all.    Patients know this before […]

The Little-Known Breathing Problem That Most Doctors Miss [Podcast 49]

What is the little-known problem that’s causing a lot of people to be sick and tired, and that many doctors miss? In this podcast episode Kathy and I discuss how the epiglottis may be the reasons behind your chronic fatigue, anxiety, or headaches. Find out: Learn about the anatomy of the epiglottis  3 reasons why your […]

The Little-Known Breathing Problem That Many Doctors Miss

And It's Not Sleep Apnea, UARS, or Asthma

What if I told you that there’s something in your throat that can block your breathing 20 to 30 times every hour while sleeping, but almost never gets correctly diagnosed. This breathing problem doesn’t show up on formal sleep studies. It’s not sleep apnea or upper airway resistance syndrome, and it’s not asthma.    The epiglottis  […]