Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that affects a large number of people, many of whom don't realize they have it. The disorder is characterized by snoring or pauses in breathing during sleep, which disrupt your sleeping patterns and cause you to feel tired in the morning, even after a full night of rest. While some people can treat their sleep apnea by changing certain behaviors and habits, sometimes surgical treatment is recommended to alleviate the problem.
The team at Utah Surgical Arts is committed to providing comprehensive solutions to every patient that comes into our office. When you visit our office for a consultation, we will discuss all of our sleep apnea treatment options before determining if surgical treatment is right for you. We have treated several patients who suffered from this disorder, some of whom have chosen to share their story. We encourage you to watch them share their positive experience for a good idea of the high-quality care you will receive at our office.
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder characterized by shallow breaths or long pauses in breathing during sleep. These pauses and/or shallow breaths cause a disruption in your sleeping pattern, moving you from a deep sleep state to a light sleep state. If you’re dealing with sleep apnea, you will often be very tired in the morning, even though you slept through the night.
A surgical method of treatment may be right for you if
The surgical procedure to correct sleep apnea may be simple enough to perform in the office, or it may require short hospitalization, depending on your condition’s severity. The procedure involves removing, shrinking, or stiffening excess tissue in the mouth and throat, or possibly resetting the position of the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both jaws to widen breathing passages.
If you believe you could benefit from surgical treatment of your sleep apnea, please make an appointment, and the surgeons at Utah Surgical Arts will present to you all of your options and discuss a treatment plan that may help you get a good night’s sleep.
Drs. Harris, Park, Brown, and Wood of Utah Surgical Arts maintain three practice offices located in Provo, Payson, and South Jordan, UT, serving all of Utah County and Salt Lake County and are available to schedule your surgery at any of their locations.