People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times a night. When this happens, the brain — and the rest of the body — may not get enough oxygen. And if sleep apnea continues to go untreated, it can cause life threatening complications, including high blood pressure and heart disease. At the UPMC Division of Sleep Surgery, our experts are some of the most experienced in the country at managing sleep apnea, either with medication, assist devices, or surgery.

This segment will cover:

  • What is sleep apnea?
  • How is it traditionally managed?
  • What is the new groundbreaking surgical approach for treating sleep apnea?