Management

Surgical Treatment

Surgical Treatment of Sleep Apnea

If surgical treatment for sleep apnea is required, the Al Ghareeb Medical Center provides a full range of procedures to help you mange and treat your sleep apnea

  • Adeno tonsillectomy – preferred treatment in children.
  • Turbinoplasty, nasal valve surgery.
  • Septoplasty, FESS.
  • Tonsillectomy.
  • Coblation Channeling.
  • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP).

Non Surgical Treatment

The Al Ghareeb Medical Center provides a full range of treatments for sleep apnea. Where possible we encourage patients to use non surgical treatment for snoring conditions

Non  Surgical Treatment of Sleep Apnea:

Behavioral Modifications

  • Weight reduction

  • Avoid CNS depressants (alcohol, sedatives)

  • Sleep on side w/ tennis ball on back

  • External nasal dilators/steroid spray

Oral Appliances

Keep tongue in forward position by creating negative pressure in a plastic bulb, fit between the lips

Cause forward/downward movement of mandible when attached to dental arches

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