Sleep apnea is a leading cause of persistent snoring, which can prevent a patient and their partner from getting a good night’s sleep. But beyond being bothersome, sleep apnea can actually put one at a heightened risk for serious health problems if left untreated. Seeking a way to manage their sleep apnea and the snoring which accompanies it, many patients try a CPAP machine – only to be left frustrated by the awkwardness and inconvenience of the sleep mask. Fortunately, more comfortable alternatives are available, including the AirLift procedure for sleep apnea.
At Ear Nose Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Specialists, Dr. Josh Goldberg and the rest of our team are dedicated to helping each patient find a treatment plan which suits their unique needs and provides a lasting solution for their sleep apnea. Among the treatments we offer is AirLift Hyoid Suspension, a minimally invasive procedure for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). To learn about how this simple & effective treatment works, keep reading or call our office at 215-659-8805.
AirLift Procedure for Sleep Apnea: How It Works
Sleep apnea is characterized by periods where breathing stops during sleep, caused by intermittent obstruction of the airway. The AirLift procedure is designed to address this dangerous issue by suspending the tongue and the hyoid, a U-shaped bone which supports the tongue. Once implanted, the AirLift device begins working right away to open and stabilize the airway, thus alleviating snoring and other symptoms of sleep apnea.
Key Advantages of the AirLift Procedure for Sleep Apnea
As compared to CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy, the AirLift procedure offers numerous benefits for many patients with sleep apnea:
- Performed in as little as 30 minutes
- Involves minimal discomfort
- Generally has a short post-operative recovery time
- Provides both immediate and long-lasting symptom relief
- Reduces risk of cardiovascular & all-cause death
- Can be removed, adjusted or reversed, if needed
- Typically covered by insurance
Explore Your Snoring Treatment Options with Dr. Goldberg
If you are concerned about snoring and/or sleep apnea, our experts will work with you to find a personalized solution. Serving the Greater Philadelphia area, snoring specialist Dr. Goldberg is proud to offer a range of advanced treatment modalities to help every patient overcome their snoring difficulties, comfortably and safely. To find out if AirLift could be beneficial to you, or if another snoring treatment is a better match, call us at 215-659-8805 to schedule a consultation.