Some sleep apnea patients succeed with non-surgical treatments such as a CPAP machine, but others require surgical intervention when nothing else has worked. At Texas ENT Specialists, we offer sleep apnea surgery to patients across the Houston area. 

Sleep Apnea Surgical Options

This surgery is helpful for those who are unable to wear a breathing device. Using radiofrequency, the surgeon will reduce or remove the tissue in the back of your throat. This leads to a clearer airway and can primarily help those who snore. 

Radiofrequency Volumetric Tissue Reduction

This surgery is helpful for those who are unable to wear a breathing device. Using radiofrequency, the surgeon will reduce or remove the tissue in the back of your throat. This leads to a more clear airway and can primarily help those who snore. 

Turbinate Reduction

In this surgery, the turbinates (sets of tissue found inside the nose) are reduced. Reducing turbinates helps open up the airways, making it easier to breathe. 


This surgery straightens out the septum, which is the mix of bone and cartilage that separates the nostrils. If the septum is bent or curved, it can affect your breathing. By straightening this out, patients can breathe and sleep easier. 

There are other surgical procedures that can benefit those with sleep apnea. During your appointment, your doctor will discuss all of the available options and how they are performed. 

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Conditions Treated by Sleep Apnea Surgery

While the surgery has the primary goal of treating sleep apnea, these procedures can also help alleviate other conditions. This includes snoring and trouble breathing, both while awake and asleep. 

Benefits of Sleep Apnea Surgery

Sleep apnea surgery is often required when other non-surgical methods have not worked well or cannot be used. Because surgery changes the physical makeup of your tissue and helps open the airways, there’s only a small chance of the results not providing some relief from sleep apnea. Texas ENT Specialist has a network of highly-trained professionals who will work to find the right surgery for you so that you can find lasting relief. 

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About Texas ENT Specialists

Texas ENT Specialists offers comprehensive care for all of your ear, nose, and throat concerns, including sleep disorders and their treatment. We have 15 convenient office locations across the Houston area. 

We have set ourselves apart in the industry through:

Personalized Treatment

We personalize all of our ENT services to meet your individual needs, leading to the best patient outcomes.

Top-Rated Physician Network

All of our locations are staffed with a team of top-rated physicians that can help with all of your ENT concerns.

Centers of Excellence

Our locations are equipped with the latest technology, provide comprehensive care, and work with the goal of delivering a seamless patient experience.

Continuity of Care

With our comprehensive care philosophy and network of highly trained providers, we work to ensure long-term relief.

Who Is a Candidate for Sleep Apnea Surgery?

Ideal candidates are individuals with sleep apnea who have tried other methods of treatment and were unsuccessful. Patients should have pursued treatment for several months before turning to surgery. Sleep apnea surgery may also be available to those who are unable to pursue other treatment methods.

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Your Sleep Apnea Surgery

Your specific treatment steps will depend on the type of surgery required. Some of the surgeries are outpatient and do not require an overnight stay, while others do. During your first appointment, our staff will help you select the correct surgery and walk you through the steps of the procedure. They will also provide you with complete pre and post-op instructions.

Sleep Apnea Surgery FAQ's

I recently got a CPAP machine, but I don’t see any change. Am I a candidate for surgery?

You may be. Our providers can assess if you are a candidate.

Will my surgery require an overnight stay?

It may. This will depend on the type of surgery required.

With 15 convenient locations across the greater Houston area, we’re never far away.

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