North Atlanta Snoring & Sleep Apnea Center
4800 Olde Towne Parkway
Suite 360 (3rd Floor)
Marietta, GA 30068
Phone: 770-971-1533

North Atlanta Snoring & Sleep Apnea Center


Sleep Disorder Treatment

No one treatment for Benign Snoring or Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is right for everyone. A thorough physical exam is necessary by an Otolaryngologist to figure out the site(s) causing the obstruction leading to disrupted sleep and snoring.

Generally, the following sites are those more commonly involved in snoring and OSA:

  1. Nasal passages: Deviated Septum, Enlarged inferior turbinates, Nasal polyps. Learn more about Nasal Obstruction.
  2. Throat: Enlarged tonsils, Prolonged soft palate and uvula, bulky base of tongue, enlarged tonsils at the base of the tongue (i.e., Lingual Tonsils). Learn more about Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
  3. Obesity is a frequent cause of snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Often the best treatment to cure one’s snoring and/or OSA is a proper regimen of diet and exercise. As we better understand the causes of snoring and OSA, we are better able to offer treatments that control and often cure. Frequently we are able to perform in-office minimally invasive procedures within the nose and throat, which bring about long term relief without the cost, pain, and down time of surgeries done in the operating room.

CPAP

The standard of care in treating OSA is an air delivery device called Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP). This treatment delivers air into the airway at a pressure that blows the tissues apart so that snoring and OSA are resolved. Approximately 65% of patients are successfully treated with CPAP.

Learn more about Continuous Postitive Airway Pressure (CPAP).

Nasal Surgery

Nasal obstruction is a common cause for snoring, and contributes to OSA. When the midline structure of the nose, the septum, is very crooked, a surgery called septoplasty, straightening of the septum, may be very helpful

Learn more about septal deviation and septoplasty.

In-Office Reduction of the Inferior Turbinates

The inferior turbinates are the structures that sit on the floor of the sidewall of each side of the nose. These are the structures that swell with allergy or cold and shrink in size with the over the counter nasal decongestant sprays like Afrin.

The North Atlanta Snoring and Sleep Apnea Center is proud to offer Radiofrequency Reduction of the Inferior Turbinates. Featuring the Celon Radiofrequency Delivery Device, excellent results are obtained via a minimally invasive 20 minute procedure

Watch the Turbinate Procedure Video.

Treatment for Obstruction within the Throat

Oral Appliances

The use of Oral Appliances is a noninvasive treatment to bring the lower jaw and tongue forward to open up the airway when the obstruction is at the level of the tongue.

Learn more about Oral Appliances.

At the North Atlanta Snoring and Sleep Apnea Center of Weiss ENT, we feature the ApneaRx Oral Appliance

Learn more about the ApneaRx Oral Appliance for the treatment of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Pillar Procedure

For those patients who prefer not to wear an oral appliance or use CPAP and whose obstruction is due to an elongated soft palate, the Pillar Procedure is an excellent alternative. Done in the office, usually only once, with local anesthesia, the Pillar Procedure introduces small wicks into the soft palate, which cause the tissues of the palate to “tighten up” over the course of 1 to 3 months. The procedure is well tolerated in the office and patients are able to return to work immediately upon completion.

Learn more about the Pillar Procedure.

Radiofrequency Reduction of the Soft Palate with Celon

For those patients whose snoring/OSA is due to obstruction at the level of the soft palate/tonsils, the Celon Radiofrequency Device allows tightening of the soft palate without inserting material into the deep tissues. Performed via local anesthesia, this minimally invasive procedure is extremely well tolerated.

Learn more about the Celon Soft Palate Procedure.

Radiofrequency Reduction of the Base of Tongue

The Base of the Tongue is a frequent site of obstruction causing Snoring and OSA. For those individuals intolerant of CPAP, an excellent alternative is Radiofrequency Volume Reduction of the Base of the Tongue. Utilizing the Celon Radiofrequency Device, in a manner similar to that of the Soft Palate Reduction, the Base of the Tongue can be reduced in size in a minimally invasive manner with local anesthesia in the office. This procedure is exceptionally well tolerated and patients are usually able to return to work that day.

View this video of Radiofrequency Reduction of the Base of Tongue.