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

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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 […]

Why Interrupted Sleep Is Worse Than Short Sleep

Everyone has experienced interrupted sleep. From having a new child, to car alarms or a barking dog, it’s a given that our sleep will be interrupted as a part of life. However, some people are awakened every few hours, even every few minutes during sleep due to breathing pauses. Obstructive sleep apnea can cause this, […]

Winston Churchill and Sleep Apnea

You’re probably guessing that I’m going to suggest that Winston Churchill had obstructive sleep apnea. He probably did, but that’s not the focus of this blog post. One of his more famous quotes, is “Never, never, never give up.” Unfortunately, many people with obstructive sleep apnea give up much too early. But time and time again, I see that people who […]

Podcast 12: 7 Good Reasons to Consider Surgery for Your Sleep Apnea

There comes a time when you have to say, “enough is enough.” You’ve gone through 3 different masks, CPAP, APAP and 2 dental appliances. You also tried chin straps to keep your mouth closed along with your oral appliance and CPAP, all together. Some of you can’t even keep CPAP on for more than one hour. […]