Complex / Failed Sleep Surgery


Complex / Failed Sleep Surgery

Have you undergone sleep surgery and your apnea is not better? This does not mean the end of the road!

For many years, sleep surgeons did not offer much more than a tonsillectomy or palatal surgery to their patients who could not tolerate CPAP. Unfortunately, many of these patients continued to suffer from OSA after surgery due to surgery being poorly executed or other causes of obstructions not being properly recognized. Not surprisingly, sleep surgery received a bad reputation for a long time!  

What patients should know

Patients who are considering sleep surgery for the first time or who may have had an unsuccessful sleep surgery in the past, such as a uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) or Inspire surgery, should feel reassured that they will be seen by an expert in the field of sleep apnea surgery.  Dr. Weidenbecher has performed thousands of sleep procedures and hundreds of throat and Inspire surgeries. He is trained in various subspecialties including sleep surgery, open and endoscopic airway surgery, and head and neck cancer surgery.  With his superior understanding of the upper airway and his broad surgical skill set, Dr. Weidenbecher is able to salvage or fix many difficult sleep apnea cases. 

What to expect

All patients will undergo a comprehensive drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) which includes an evaluation of the patient’s airway in different body and neck positions while looking for treatment options to address all identified obstructions. A DISE also provides valuable information for patients who have previously been implanted with inspire but their OSA has failed to improve. 

A comprehensive treatment plan including options, if available, will then be discussed with the patient before moving forward with surgery. Not infrequently, patients are found to have more than one obstruction in their throat and only if and when all obstructions are treated appropriately, patients will feel an improvement. 


Such a good Dr. He finds the problem and gives details on correcting the problem and suggests the routine to get rid of the problem. He will not recommend a surgeon if you don’t need it.

Call the best.  He tweaked my vocal cords and my voice is now exactly where I want it.

Dr. Mark is the best.

He has taken the time to diagnose and understand my husband's health problem. We are grateful for his help.

He is very compassionate, caring, and thorough.

Very knowledgeable, very professional, and always asked if I had any questions. Willing to go the extra mile. I have been seeing him for 7 years and I would recommend him to anyone who needed an ENT.

Excellent Doctor

My doctor is very compassionate to all his patients. I witness this every time I come. I hear how he talks to his staff and interns. A Great mentor. I look for these things in knowing whose hands my care is in. Dr. Mark Shows empathy and he LISTENS, whereas some don't take the time to understand let alone touch the abnormal lumps and nodules, they rush you out to get a pay check. I look for these things. Dr. Mark is excellent in his profession and very knowledgeable in his practice. I trust his medical decisions, and plan of care for treatments. Thank you Dr. Mark Weidenbecher

Very caring Provider. He is the best sleep surgeon in Ohio.

I have had a good experience with Dr. Weidenbecher since he previously did surgery on me. He is very knowledgeable and I would recommend him.

Very knowledgeable Dr. Great with patients and knows his field well

Very nice experience. He answered questions and explained things. Set up a plan of care to address health issues and worked out perfect.

Dr. Weidenbecher was very professional. He explained everything thoroughly. I did not feel rushed with my appointment. I would recommend him to my family and friends.

Very helpful and easy to work with

He takes great care and concern for his patients. Very professional and has a great personality.

This provider is very sincere, dedicated & caring. He wants to help resolve whatever health issue you might have and listens well.

Thorough, compassionate.

He is very thorough. I trust him. I did my surgery and I was so happy with the results.

Dr. Weidenbecher is very thoughtful, informative, and personable

The physician personally called me to discuss the findings on my latest CT Scan and recommended holding off on surgery until further testing.

Always treats me with so much respect and is on time.

Just excellent. No other words.

Don’t look anywhere else. Highly skilled surgeon. I felt so comfortable.



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