Sleep & Snoring

Dr. Ayala specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea with the latest and most advanced techniques:

  • Radiofrequency ablation palatoplasty (coblation of the soft palate)
  • Nasal septoplasty
  • Nasal turbinate reductions
  • Tongue base reductions
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Uvulopalatopharygoplasty (UPPP)
  • Genioglossus and hyoid advancement

Snoring?

45% of normal adults snore at least occasionally, and 25% are habitual snorers. It can get worse with age. It occurs when there is an obstruction to the flow of air through the passages in the back of the nose and mouth. Often times the patient does not recognize the severity of the condition, but their bed partner does. We specialize in the latest minimally invasive techniques to treat snoring.

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?

Obstructive sleep apnea is a breathing disorder that results from the partial or total obstruction of the upper airway during sleep. The most common complaints are loud snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, disrupted sleep, and morning headaches. Sleep apnea can be treated in a variety of ways, depending on severity and individual characteristics. We offer a full range of medical and surgical treatments to help patients with Sleep Apnea. Treatment can be life changing as it helps patients  sleep better and have more energy and focus during the day.

What can I expect?

A thorough examination of the nose, mouth, palate, throat, and neck will be performed. A sleep study in a pleasant, relaxed hotel-like  environment may also be necessary to determine the severity of the snoring and any effects it may have on the snorer’s health.