Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a type of sleep breathing disorder that occurs while you sleep. This condition is characterized by interruptions and pauses in breathing patterns and is caused by blockage of your airway. Interruptions may occur multiple times each night, and in some cases, they can last for up to a minute, disrupting the flow of oxygen to your brain. If untreated, sleep apnea can cause or contribute to a number of serious health problems, including heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, weight gain, behavioral or mood disorders, excessive daytime drowsiness, and problems with the central nervous system, immune system, digestive system and hormone production. Some common signs of obstructive sleep apnea include:

While we always seek to provide the most conservative treatments possible, more severe cases of sleep apnea may require surgical intervention to resolve. Surgical treatment options for this condition include:

For more information about surgical obstructive sleep apnea treatment and to schedule a consultation with our experienced surgeons, please contact our office and speak with a member of our team.