Do I have to get surgery if I have sleep apnea?
Yes, sometimes surgery is indicated for sleep apnea because your airway is blocked. You might have large tonsils and adenoids that are interfering with proper airway. That is why I work not only with sleep physicians, but with ear, nose and throat physicians too, to determine what you need done to mange your airway. If you have a deviated septum, in other words, your nose is going in one way, and it curves back. Do you have large turbinate in your nose that needs to be reshaped, or perhaps the givula reshaped and removed to allow adequate airway to minimize your obstructive sleep apnea.