Many different surgical
procedures have been developed for apnea because it has potentially various
anatomical causes with multiple levels of airway obstruction, from nose to
Therefore, in our LF Sleep Center in order to maximize the efficacy of treatment we offer minimally invasive multi-level sleep surgeries.
- Minimally invasive
- In only one surgery - multi level are addressed
- Definitive treatment
- Combined with CPAP or SOMNODENT
Most apnea patient have multiple points of obstruction in their airway and therefore require multilevel sleep surgery.
In order to diagnose these points and optimize your treatment plan, we are the only center which offers SLEEP ENDOSCOPY.
Sleep surgery, if is done correctly can be a definitive, long lasting solution for your apnea syndrome.
Is some cases, sleep surgery is even combined with other therapies – CPAP, SOMNODENT – to maximize efficacy, adherence and compliance.
There are several anatomical areas we can treat with different surgery procedures:
- Palate and Tonsil
Nasal surgery includes any surgery performed on the outside or inside of the nose.
Nasal obstruction is usually the result of anatomic and functional problems, which can cause dysfunctional airflow in the upper airway, therefore playing an important role in APNEA and snoring, and also can prevent CPAP use. The cause of nasal airflow problems can be a deviated nasal septum, enlarged nasal turbinates, narrowing or collapse of the nasal opening, nasal polyps, swollen nasal mucosa due to allergies or other irritants or commonly a combination of all.
In our LF Sleep Surgey Center we offer state of art, minimally invasive, nasal procedures:
- Turbinate reduction
- Correcting septal deviations (septoplasty)
- Correction of external nasal deformities (rhinoplasty)
- Sinus surgery
Nasal surgery alone rarely successfully treats sever cases of apnea. However, in these cases surgery improves sleep quality and CPAP adherence and compliance.
PALATE AND TONSIL
The area behind the palate is usually the throat's narrowest point, and therefore intimately associated with apnea and snoring. Patients with apnea usually have an excessive amount of flaccid tissue in this area that blocks the airway during sleep and cause snoring.
Surgery aims to stiffen this flaccidness and decrease tissue redundancy. The standard procedures in this area include: Tonsillectomy and Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP).
For these procedures, outcomes can vary widely for individual patients and careful planning and judgment is mandatory.
In our LF SLEEP SURGERY CENTER we offer one, minimally invasive procedure that combines these multiple procedures in order to rearrange the pharyngeal wall and open the airway, decreasing the long-term possibilities of collapse.
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In cases of patients who may have socially disruptive snoring without significant apnea, minimally invasive techniques performed as office procedures, including radiofrequency applications and palatal implants can be used in selected patients.
The aim of surgical procedure in this area is to increase airway size and improve airway stability in the retrolingual, hypopharyngeal and laryngeal airway (airway behind and below the base of tongue).
Surgery is performed in order to treat sever cases of apnea.
In our LF Sleep Surgey Center we offer state of art, procedure:
- Hyoid suspension
Hyoid suspension also known as hyoid myotomy and suspension or hyoid advancement, is a surgical procedure in which the hyoid bone and its muscle attachments to the tongue and airway are pulled forward, opening the area below the base of tongue.
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PETER JFM LOHUIS, MD PHD
BORIS FILIPOVIĆ, MD PHD
BORIS ŠIMUNJAK, MD PHD
MARINA MILOŠEVIĆ, MD
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