We offer both medical and surgical treatment of sleep apnea and snoring caused by an obstruction of the upper airway and related disorders.
There are disorders of sleep that cause excessive daytime sleepiness, poor night’s rest, sensation of losing one’s breath at night when asleep and eventually may lead to medical illnesses such as hypertension, strokes, heart attacks, and mental confusion.
Throat & Mouth
Midwest Ear, Nose, and Throat offers specialized care for throat and mouth disorders, including:
- Sore Throats
- Diseases of the Tonsils/Adenoids (including Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy)
- Disorders of Speech, Singing, and Voice:
- vocal fold polyps/nodules/cysts
- vocal fold paralysis
- Laryngeal (voice box) cancer
- Swallowing difficulties
- Salivary Gland Problems
Insight Into the Treatment of the Tonsils and Adenoids
Tonsils and adenoids are masses of tissue that are similar to the lymph nodes or “glands” found in the neck, groin, and armpits. Tonsils are the two masses on the back of the throat. Adenoids are high in the throat behind the nose and the roof of the mouth (soft palate) and are not visible through the mouth without special instruments.
SomnoGuard Oral Appliance Therapy for Snoring and Mild-Moderate OSA
Snoring and Sleep Apnea are created by changes in the airway that typically develop over time that restrict the natural flow of air while you breath. This is often caused by the airway being reduced in size or obstructed all together by a narrowing of the airway at the base of the tongue. Oral Appliance Therapy has been recognized as a useful option to maintain an open airway by restricting the rearward collapse of the tongue during sleep by holding, or advancing the lower jaw, in a more forward position.
This option has been recognized by the FDA and most insurers to be a safe and reliable option for many patients suffering from Mild to Moderate OSA (AHI <30). To qualify for coverage of Oral Appliance Therapy you will need to have a Sleep Study.