Your throat plays a vital role in many of your body’s functions: breathing, swallowing, and speaking, just to name a few.
If you begin to have trouble with any of these or other throat-related activities, please contact us. There are a number of reasons such things occur, and seeing a trusted professional will ensure you receive the accurate diagnosis and effective treatment you need to live a more normal life.
Please review the information provided on this site, and don’t hesitate to call our practice to learn more. The earlier we can detect a throat-related difficulty, the earlier we can provide a more effective method of treatment.
Conditions We Treat
Snoring involves the noisy vibration of tissue in the throat when the airway is narrowed or partially blocked during sleep.
Sleep apnea is a common disorder characterized by interrupted breathing or shallow breaths during sleep.
Treatment & Procedure Options
Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea surgery comes in many forms, all essentially aimed to help prevent the breathing airway from narrowing or closing during sleep. Some examples of procedures include uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, thermal ablation palatoplasty, tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, genioglossus and hyoid advancement, tongue-base reduction, and nasal surgery.
Treatment Options for Snoring
Treatments for snoring depend on the underlying cause and can include surgical or nonsurgical options such as uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, thermal ablation palatoplasty, injection snoreplasty, soft palate treatment, tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, or over-the-counter products. A medical diagnostic evaluation can determine the appropriate course of action.