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Sleep Disorders and Sleep Apnea 

We all know the value of a good night’s sleep. But what happens when you wake up tired, even after you’ve slept long enough? Or maybe you have morning headaches or difficulty staying awake at work or while driving? If this sounds familiar, you might have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Causes of Sleep Apnea 

  • Large tonsils
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Tongue base enlargement
  • Tongue and throat collapse 

Treating Sleep Apnea 

Some patients benefit from CPAP machines, but not everyone can tolerate that. Our physician team will help you pinpoint the cause of your sleep apnea and find the right procedure to make you sleep better. 

Surgeries We Offer to Treat Sleep Apnea 

  • Tonsillectomy 
  • Tongue base reduction 
  • Tightening of the pharynx 
  • Improving the nasal airway

Advanced Technology

For some cases, we offer state-of-the-art neurological implants to assist patients with certain problems that cause sleep apnea. Dr. Cooter and Dr. Frazier offer the Inspire Sleep Apnea Device.

Pediatric Sleep Apnea

In children, Pediatric Sleep Apnea can cause poor school performance, trouble paying attention, continued bed wetting, and even ADHD-type symptoms. Our treatments include: 

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Turbinate reduction
  • Tongue base reduction/Lingual tonsillectomy 

For more complicated treatment of pediatric sleep apnea, our specialized team of pediatric otolaryngologists can help.