NON-SURGICAL SOLUTIONS

LATERA Absorbable Nasal Implant: This outpatient procedure is used to support upper and lower lateral cartilage in the nose, reinforcing the nasal wall like traditional cartilage and polymer grafts. Supporting the cartilage in this manner may reduce nasal airway obstruction symptoms and help patients breathe better. Read more about this unique procedure >

Laser-Assisted Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (LAUPPP): this outpatient procedure employs the use of a small, hand-held laser beam to decrease the length of the soft palate and remove the uvula, thereby enlarging the breathing airways while reducing vibration. More than one LAUPPP session is sometimes necessary for complete snoring cessation

Radiofrequency Tissue Ablation (Somnoplasty): performed on an outpatient basis with a local anesthetic, this technique utilizes a low-intensity radiofrequency signal to contract the tissues in the soft palate, which helps to expand the airways. This procedure is a more comfortable and less invasive treatment option, and is best suited for patients with mild sleep apnea who have not achieved symptom amelioration with dental mouthpieces and are unable to tolerate CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) treatment

Dr. David Saadat