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 […]

Podcast #13: How To Find A Good Sleep Apnea Surgeon

In this episode, I answer one of the most common questions I get, which is: “Can You refer me to a good sleep apnea surgeon in my area?” Kathy and I will provide 4 questions you should be asking your surgeon, as well as 4 that you shouldn’t.  Download MP3 RSS Feed (http://breathesleepfeelbetter.libsyn.com/rss) Show Notes […]

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. […]

State Of The Art Surgery for Sleep Apnea: Update From My Annual Academy Meeting

It seems like surgical options for patients with obstructive sleep apnea who can’t tolerate CPAP oral appliances is growing rapidly. I haven’t attended my annual Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Academy meeting since 2013. This year at our meeting in Dallas, there were significantly more presentations and surgical options compared to years past. The two most prominent […]