Nasal and ENT Surgery for the Treatment of Sleep Apnea
Septoplasty: A deviated septum can cause blockage of good airflow from the nose. It can be corrected by surgery using an endoscope.
Turbinates: These are bones covered in soft tissue that help moisturize the air we breathe in. When the turbinates are too big, they can block our nasal breathing. They can be reduced in size to improve nasal breathing.
Uvulectomy: When the soft tissues in the back of the mouth is too loose or too long, they can cause snoring or blockage of proper airflow. These tissues can easily be removed.
Palatoplasty: When the entire soft palate is loose or redundant, it too can cause snoring and a blockage of proper airflow resulting in OSA. The palate can be trimmed down to allow smoother and more open airflow.
Tonsillectomy/Adenoidectomy: When your tonsils and adenoids (T&A) are too large, they block airflow when you sleep. They can be removed to create more room for breathing.
Cryotherapy for Nasal Congestion: Our noses can have too much congestion that blocks them from breathing well for various reasons. The small nerves that cause the congestion can be temporarily frozen to help the nose be more clear and open for breathing.
Balloon Sinuplasty: This is a minimally invasive approach to correct sinus problems that affect our breathing and sleep. Balloon Sinusplasty can be done in the office with local anesthesia.
Nasal Polypectomy: Nasal polyps can block the airflow in our nose. Polyps can be removed to allow open and clear breathing.