To be a strong and educated advocate for yourself and your health, here are some objective peer reviewed medical journals:
Be aware that UPPP surgery has two classification rates “success” and “cure”. That is because a UPPP “success” is considered a 50% reduction in AHI, which is why UPPP alone (rather than the multiphasic approach pioneered by Stanford) works best in cases of mild apnea.
This is a free article updated in 2010 from 1996 guidelines:
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine practice parameters for OSA surgeryPractice parameters for the surgical modifications of the upper airway for obstructive sleep apnea in adults.
And from Stanford, the gold standard in sleep apnea surgery. This is also from 2010 which is the most current review:Surgical options for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.
This full-length article is not free. You can either get it from the publisher for $25-$35 (see the link to the right of the title).
Or, you can do what I did and set up a LoneSomeDoc account. It is easy and fast.LoneSomeDoc
If you set up an account with them, you can get articles from between $6-$15. I went for $6 with a public access. You can choose any U.S. library in the list.
The articles from above came from a search of PubMed where all peer reviewed medical articles published in the world are archive PubMed
Be an educated patient about ALL of your options, success rates, potential positive and negative outcomes, etc.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
That which does not kill you makes you stronger-Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich must of had apnea.