Should You Get a Tracheotomy for Sleep Apnea? [Podcast 52]

In this episode, Kathy and I will discuss a simple surgical option that is almost never offered to sleep apnea patients, despite an almost 100% cure rate.  Download mp3   |  Subscribe ____________________________________ Show Notes Interview with Dr. Mack Jones Deadly Sleep book by Dr. Jones Finding the Right Surgeon blog Finding the Right Surgeon […]

7 Sleep Apnea Surgery Myths [Podcast 50]

In this episode, Kathy and I will dispel 7 of the most common myths about sleep apnea surgery. Download mp3  |  Subscribe UPPP doesn’t work Tonsils should not be removed since they help fight infections UPPP causes swallowing problems UPPP makes CPAP impossible to use CPAP is always better than surgery Surgery should not be […]

Read My Interview On Sleep-Apnea-Guide.com

  Remy Thierry of Sleep-Apnea-Guide.com recently interviewed me about various topics, including: How I became interested in sleep apnea surgery Why modern humans have obstructive sleep apnea How do I choose which treatment option to recommend? Which surgical option is right for you if CPAP doesn’t work? How to find a good sleep apnea surgeon. Sleep-apnea-guide.com is […]

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 […]

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 […]