Do I need surgery for obstructive sleep apnea hypoventilation syndrome?

For patients with OSAHS, non-surgical treatment modalities are mainly used.
Surgical treatment, on the other hand, requires strict indications for surgery and is only suitable for patients in whom surgery can indeed relieve upper airway obstruction (including pharyngeal mucosal tissue hypertrophy, narrow pharyngeal cavity, uvula hypertrophy, low soft palate, tonsillar hypertrophy) and apnea hypoventilation index (AHI) <20 breaths/h; it is not suitable for obese patients and those with AHI >20 breaths/h.
In some patients with severe OSAHS who are not obese but have significant oropharyngeal obstruction, surgery can be considered after 1-2 months of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment, and when nocturnal apnea and hypoxia have been largely corrected.

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