Adults with OSA continue to benefit from novel surgery three years on: Aussie study

Objective and subjective measures of sleep quality improved for most patients after the upper airway procedure, doctors found.

Patients with obstructive sleep apnoea treated with a novel surgical technique have persistent long-term symptom improvements up to 3.5 years post-surgery, Australian doctors report.

Although the combination upper airway procedure was not curative, the researchers said the benefits lasted “well beyond” the initial six-month trial period without waning in those who failed CPAP therapy.