...to restore your normal airflow during your sleep.
In most cases the blocked or narrowed airway causes a massive soft tissue vibrations which is generate noise.
The goal of the surgery is to identify the narrowest point, and create smooth airflow to avoid turbulence.
It may involve removing the tonsils, adenoids, uvula or excess tissue at the back of the throat.
In addition, nasal surgery can be performed to correct nasal septal deviation or to reduce the size of the nasal turbinates.
The most common mechanical obstructive component in our airways:
Adenoid / Tonsil enlargement
Small or collapsing nostrils
Deviated nasal septum
Enlarged nasal turbinate and/or nasal polyps
Large soft palate or uvula
Obstruction at the back of the tongue
Abnormality around the voice box
The location of the obstruction could be identified during your consultation with Dr. Levente.
Somnoplasty is an office procedure which uses low power and low temperature radio-frequency energy to increase the stiffness inside the soft palate and/or the nasal turbinate. This is a minimally invasive procedure which is relatively painless. The new shape of the soft palate or the reduced size of the nasal turbinate will increase the airflow and reduce the vibrations. The procedure usually takes less than twenty minutes.
- Minor correction of the middle wall of the nose (Septoplasty)
- Reshaping the soft palate and the uvula
- Management of the collapsing nostril
In patient procedures
- Turbinate size reduction by shaver
- Tongue base reduction
- Epiglottis reshaping
- Tonsil size reduction or removal
In most cases the obstruction is multifactorial, therefore surgical assessment will only be successful if it is followed by lifestyle changes. Watch Sleep Endoscopy by Dr. Levente.
“I had a septum correction procedure with Dr. Levente at Al Zhara Hospital. I can’t recommend anything better, is really a +7 star hospital! After 3 weeks from the procedure my life changed totally, I can breathe as never before, I sleep properly and I start again exercising. Thank you Dr. Levente!
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