Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnea


Treatment for Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) is a medical condition where patients breathing stop repeatedly during sleep. Each apneic episode lasts for at least 10 seconds and can occur more than 30 times an hour. As a result, sufferers can be oxygen deprived during sleep and this can significantly affect various organs including the heart and brain.

Types of Sleep Apnea are:

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: the most common type of sleep apnea where the upper airway collapse and obstructs during sleep.

Central Sleep Apnea: In this condition the brain doesn’t send proper signals to the muscle controlling breathing.

Mixed Sleep Apnea Syndrome: In this person has both obstructive and central sleep apnea.

Untreated sleep apnea may result in heart problems and other complications. So, it is highly recommended that sleep apnea be treated promptly and effectively.

Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea treatment:

  •   Nasal septoplasty
  •   Nasal turbinate reduction with radiofrequency or coblation
  •   Adenotonsillectomy with coblation 
  •   Radiofrequency of soft palate.
  •   Palate surgery such as Uvulopharyngopalatoplasty
  •   Tongue base reduction with radiofrequency

Procedure/treatment offered for Sleep Apnea and Snoring:

    •   Radiofrequency Soft Palate
    •   Coblation
    •   Assisted Upper-airway Procedure (CAUP)
    •   Laser Palatoplasty
    •   Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
    •   Septoplasty
    •   Nasal turbinate reduction with radiofrequency or coblation
    •   Tonsillectomy

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Dr Gerard Chee

MBBS (S'pore), FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Glasg) Fellow, Otology / Neurotology (Can)

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