Sleep surgery can be an excellent option for certain populations of sleep apnea patients. Most surgeries work by increasing the size of the airway to reduce the likelihood that it will collapse during sleep.
Dr Shabdiz offers a range of surgical options to treat obstructive sleep apnea.
It’s important to realize that surgery is not an appropriate treatment for all patients. While the procedures performed by Dr. Faramarz Shabdiz are safe, every surgery comes with some risk, so it’s important to carefully explore the risk to benefit ratio with your doctor.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
Occurs when a patient stops breathing during periods of sleep; usually as a result of blockage (obstruction) in the airway.
A very common condition caused by the obstruction of air into the lungs. The “extra” air gets redirected into the mouth, creating a vibration of the soft tissue of the palate.
Upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS)
A condition in which the upper airway is reduced during sleep, resulting in disturbed sleep; can lead to snoring, daytime sleepiness, cognitive impairment, unrefreshing sleep, and frequent arousals from sleep.