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Sleep Surgeries

Obstructive sleep apnea is a common sleep-associated respiratory disorder. It occurs due to the intermittent relaxation of the throat muscles that block the airway during sleep. Sleep apnea symptoms include loud snoring, morning headaches, high blood pressure, excessive daytime sleepiness, low libido, and poor concentration.

"Head & Neck"

Our Offerings

  • Laser-assisted Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (LAUP): It involves the laser-assisted removal of excess tissue from the throat to open the upper airways. The procedure is performed alone in patients with mild snoring or obstructive sleep apnea and in combination with other treatments in patients with moderate obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Coblation Channeling of the Tongue: This procedure is performed in patients with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome. The procedure involves the reduction of the tongue tissues through coblation. Coblation is a technique that uses relatively low temperatures to dissolve tongue tissues.
  • Expansion Sphincter Pharyngoplasty: It is a procedure that manages the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea by stiffening the lateral pharyngeal walls and preventing their its collapse. The technique involves expansion pharyngoplasty, tonsillectomy, palatopharyngeal muscle rotation, and a partial uvulectomy.
  • Anterior Palatoplasty: The surgeon removes a small amount of mucosal tissue from the palate during this process. This results in lifting the palate and providing extra space in the upper throat area. The surgeon may sometimes trim the uvula. The surgery takes about 30 to 60 minutes.
  • Pillar Implants: It is a surgical intervention for reducing snoring and managing the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. The procedure involves placing a small implant in the soft palate.
  • Injection Snoreplasty: Injection snoreplasty is a non-surgical intervention effective in reducing snoring. The procedure involves injecting a hardening substance into the upper palate.
  • Soft Palate Radio Frequency Reduction: This procedure is performed in patients with upper airway resistance syndrome or simple snoring. The procedure damages some soft palate tissues through controlled heating with a specially designed probe.
  • Tongue Base Reduction: Some patients have an overly large tongue that results in sleep apnea. Tongue base reduction is a minimally invasive surgery that involves the reduction of the size of the tongue.

Faq's

The advantages of snoreplasty over other snoring procedures include low cost, reduced complications, lower post-treatment pain levels, and faster recovery.

The complications of obstructive sleep apnea are cardiovascular disease, daytime sleepiness, fatigue, eye problems, and disruption in relationships due to snoring.