Category Archives: Throat

YouTube is Amazing for Medical Information

Base of Tongue Reduction is a video of Dr. Thrasher performing a base of tongue reduction on 2 patients for their severe obstructive sleep apnea. It was put together by Dr. Christopher Chang who has become a good friend of Dr. Thrasher’s and has one of the most visited ENT sites on the web. While…


Scar Care

As far as I’ve been able to assess, there’s really only 2 ways patients can know that their surgeon did a good job: 1 – avoiding avoidable complications 2 – minimizing scars For the first, some complications simply cannot be avoided, even if they can be predicted. For example, 3% of people who get their…


DO NOT READ THIS ADVERTISEMENT!!!!!

Internet Ads are Dangerous  The above link will take you to a website advocating the use of a chin strap to stop snoring. A chin strap like the one shown below, is designed simply to keep the mouth closed during the night. They were originally used to keep the mouth closed in an effort to…


This is NOT What Obstructive Sleep Apnea Looks Like

This article appeared on CNN this week and discusses a new study which further discloses the risks of untreated OSA. It’s a good read. However, as I have demonstrated I have to do, I would like to point out the inaccuracies in the media. While this is a fine stock photo, it shows a presumed…


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