What are the factors that increase the likelihood of successful surgery for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Himanshu Wickramasinghe, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Factors that increase the likelihood of successful surgery include (1) lower AHI, (2) lower BMI, (3) the location of collapse (surgeries targeted specifically to collapse at either the nasopharynx or oropharynx improve outcome), (4) the degree of mandibular protrusion (better outcomes are achieved in patients with clear deficiencies), and (5) the presence of fewer comorbidities.


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