Sleep

A good night’s sleep is critical to your mental and physical health. The physicians at Head and Neck Surgical Associates are experienced in evaluating and treating patients with a wide variety of sleep related illnesses and disorders.

Sleep Disorders

Sleep is vital for good health. Experts recommend a minimum of seven to eight hours of sleep per night for most adults; a lack of sleep can affect your hormone levels, mood, weight and work or school performance and may result in physical, mental, social and emotional problems. Reaching that goal is difficult for many,…

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Oral Appliances

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a chronic sleep disorder associated with snoring and pauses in breathing. Treatment is essential; doing so will eliminate daytime drowsiness, and help prevent a number of potentially serious medical complications including heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure and diabetes. While continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is the preferred method…

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Pillar Procedure

The Pillar Procedure is a simple surgery designed to treat snoring and sleep apnea. It involves placing polyester implants into the soft palate to offer structural support and reduce tissue vibrations that cause snoring. Habitual snoring affects an estimated 25 percent of Americans. Not only is it a nuisance for both you and your bed…

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Somnoplasty

Somnoplasty is a surgical procedure for treating snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. It works by shrinking tissue in the upper airway, including the uvula, soft palate or base of the tongue using radiofrequency energy. This enlarges the throat and nose space, allowing for unobstructed breathing. Somnoplasty is a minimally invasive treatment method that causes less…

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TORS

Head and Neck Surgical Associates is the only private practice in the Kansas City area with surgeons certified to perform sleep apnea surgery using Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) with the da Vinci® Robot. The robotic system allows the surgeon to perform minimally invasive surgery with a great level of precision, allowing him to repair throat…

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