Somnoplasty

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What is Somnoplasty?

Somnoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure for obstructive sleep apnea that shrinks the soft tissue in the upper airway, including the base of tongue. Somnoplasty uses radiofrequency (RF) energy into targeted areas to reduce tissue volume and stiffen soft tissue.

 

How Does It Work?

Somnoplasty procedure for obstructive sleep apnea generates heat to create finely controlled coagulative lesions at precise locations within the upper airway. The lesions created by the procedure are naturally resorbed in approximately three to eight weeks, reducing excess tissue volume and opening the airway.

Typically, this procedure for obstructive sleep apnea takes 30 to 45 minutes, with only five to 10 minutes required for RF energy delivery. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis.

What Are The Benefits of Somnoplasty?

Benefits include:

  • Performed under local anesthesia in an outpatient setting
  • Less post-operative discomfort

 

What Results Can I Expect From It?

Studies have shown that Somnoplasty is a safe and effective treatment that can help reduce sleep apnea and snoring. Patients and their family members report positive results from this procedure, including a decrease in loud snoring.

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