What does Assuta Hospital offer patients?
How many specialists are there and what accreditation's have been awarded to Assuta Hospital?
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Sleep apnea surgery is recommended when other types of treatment have not improved your sleep apnea. There are various types of sleep apnea surgery and each one focuses on a few different body parts, including the nose, tongue, palate (the soft tissue in the back of your mouth and throat), as well as the bones of your face, jaw, and neck.
The recovery period varies depending on the type of surgery you undergo as well as your overall health. It may take several weeks or months until you can return to your normal activities (including work and exercise) and eat your normal diet.
Sleep apnea surgery is generally safe and effective. Removing part of your base tongue has around 60% success rate, but surgery performed to your bones offer a higher success rate. The side effects and risks of sleep apnea surgery are infections, excessive bleeding, deep vein thrombosis, urinary retention, additional breathing problems, and allergic reaction to anesthesia.