Sleep Apnea Surgery in Los Angeles: Restoring Restful Sleep and Vital Health
Sleep apnea surgery is a specialized procedure aimed at addressing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a common sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. At Southern California Center for Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, our experienced team offers advanced surgical solutions to help patients overcome sleep apnea and enjoy restful, rejuvenating sleep. Here’s what you need to know about sleep apnea surgery:
Understanding Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the throat relax excessively during sleep, causing the airway to become blocked and resulting in breathing interruptions. Common symptoms of sleep apnea include loud snoring, gasping or choking during sleep, daytime fatigue, and difficulty concentrating. Left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to serious health complications, including high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.
Surgical Treatment Options
Sleep apnea surgery aims to alleviate airway obstruction and improve breathing during sleep. Surgical techniques may include:
- Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP): This procedure involves removing excess tissue from the throat, including the uvula, soft palate, and tonsils, to widen the airway and reduce obstruction.
- Genioglossus Advancement: By repositioning the tongue muscle attachment, genioglossus advancement surgery helps prevent the tongue from collapsing backward and blocking the airway during sleep.
- Maxillomandibular Advancement (MMA): MMA surgery involves moving the upper and lower jaw forward to increase the size of the airway and reduce obstruction.
- Inspire Therapy: Inspire therapy is a minimally invasive treatment option that involves implanting a small device in the chest to stimulate the hypoglossal nerve, which controls tongue movement, and prevent airway collapse during sleep.
Benefits of Sleep Apnea Surgery
Sleep apnea surgery offers numerous benefits for patients, including:
- Improved quality of sleep and daytime alertness
- Reduction in snoring and sleep disruptions
- Decreased risk of cardiovascular complications
- Enhanced overall health and well-being
Why Choose Southern California Center for Surgical Arts for Sleep Apnea Surgery?
- Expertise: Our team of board-certified surgeons specializes in sleep apnea surgery and has extensive experience in performing a range of surgical techniques to address airway obstruction.
- Comprehensive Care: We provide personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs and medical history, ensuring optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction.
- State-of-the-Art Facilities: Our modern surgical facility is equipped with advanced technology and amenities to provide safe, effective, and comfortable care for our patients.
- Commitment to Excellence: At Southern California Center for Surgical Arts, we are dedicated to delivering exceptional results and improving the lives of our patients through innovative surgical solutions.
To learn more about sleep apnea surgery and schedule a consultation at our Los Angeles office, please contact Southern California Center for Surgical Arts today by calling us or filling out a form. Take the first step towards restful, rejuvenating sleep and optimal health with sleep apnea surgery tailored to your needs.