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Upper Airway Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea 

Research to assess clinical outcomes, safety and incremental cost effectiveness of multi-level airway surgery in patients with moderate-severe Obstructive Sleep Apnoea who have failed medical management.

Prof Stuart Mackay, Dr Andrew Jones, Dr Terry Sands, SueEllen Holmes

Invitation to participate

You are invited to participate in a research study of a surgical treatment designed to help patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). This study will test if the surgery is an effective treatment for OSA when current standard treatment, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), is ineffective or has failed. The choice to be involved with this project is entirely your decision and your participation will not affect your medical care in any way.

We are seeking patients with moderate to severe OSA who are not benefiting, or are unable to use current standard OSA treatments such as CPAP and mandibular advancement splints (MAS).

Aims of the project
Upper airway surgery is widely used for OSA but there are no randomized clinical trials to validate its effectiveness. This study aims to determine if reconstructive surgery of the upper airway is a clinically effective and cost effective treatment for moderate-severe OSA patients by performing a randomised controlled clinical trial.


Those interested in participaing in the above study please call reception at Illawarra ENT Head and Neck Clinic 02 4226 1055. 

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