Sleep Apnea Test and Surgery

 

Endoscopic Assessment

It is used to examine the throat and larynx by inserting an endoscope through nostrils into airway to find the cause of sleep apnea.

 

Flexible Laryngoscopy & Muller Maneuver

The flexible laryngoscopy is commonly used in screening obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).  It is a thin and flexible tube with camera to put through nose into the throat and larynx and send pictures to a monitor which is done to find the cause of voice problems, ear and throat pain or swallowing problems. Local anesthesia is required.

 

Sleep Endoscopy

This is a procedure to determine exactly where an upper airway obstruction is localized causing obstructive sleep apnea or snoring. During the procedure, insert an endoscope through the nose to visualize structural obstruction or narrowing of the upper airway with client under sedation. Apnea frequency will be checked.

 

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)

This surgical procedure is used to remove tissue and/or remodel tissue in the throat.  It involves removal or remodeling of the posterior surface of the soft palate, and the uvula. The uvula is then folded to the soft palate and sutured together. It is the most common procedure to treat obstructive sleep apnea caused by enlarged tonsil and uvula. 

 

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