If you or a loved one has a chronic snoring problem or has been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you are probably no stranger to the CPAP mask or oral appliance therapy. Along with behavior or lifestyle modifications that may include losing weight and changing sleep positions, these non-surgical treatment options are usually the first methods employed by a sleep specialist to combat your sleep disorder.
While CPAP and oral appliances can be very effective for managing milder symptoms of snoring and sleep apnea, it is important to note that these treatments do not cure the problem. If you use a CPAP mask or oral appliance, you are still living with your condition. Every night that these devices are left unused on the bedside table, you (and your bed partner) will experience the unpleasant symptoms and side effects. Not to mention, you will still be subjecting yourself to the same health risks caused by interrupted breathing.
For those patients with moderate to severe sleep apnea who simply cannot find relief with non-surgical treatment options, you can take comfort in knowing that there are a number of minimally invasive procedures and surgery options available. Surgical snoring treatments provide long-lasting and permanent results for many patients.
NYC oral surgeon, Ruben Cohen, DDS, specializes in the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea and takes a personalized approach to care. Each patient has a unique condition, as there are many possible causes of snoring and sleep apnea. Prior to making any treatment recommendations, Dr. Cohen will perform a thorough physical exam and ask about your medical history in order to identify where the problem points exist. If necessary, further testing such as volumetric airway studies may be conducted. You may need to undergo a sleep study (polysomnogram) if sleep apnea is suspected and you have not yet been tested.
Dr. Cohen has extensive experience treating patients with snoring and sleep apnea caused by:
Depending on the specific cause(s) of your snoring and sleep apnea, Dr. Cohen will recommend a treatment plan designed to meet your unique needs and deliver the best results possible.
Park Avenue Oral & Facial Surgery is pleased to offer the following surgical treatments:
These treatments are designed to open the airway and reduce soft tissue vibrations in the mouth through various methods such as: stiffening the soft palate, removing nasal obstructions, repositioning the tongue, and widening or repositioning the jaw. To learn more about any of these procedures, visit our page dedicated to the surgical treatments for snoring and sleep apnea. Looking for a CPAP alternative that doesn’t involve surgery? Check out our blog post titled “Treating Snoring & Sleep Apnea Without Surgery (or a CPAP Mask)”.
If you have questions or would like to schedule a consultation with NYC sleep specialist, Dr. Ruben Cohen, give our office a call at (212) 988-6725 or request an appointment by filling out the form on this page. While NYC may be the city that never sleeps, you don’t have to endure another sleepless night in Manhattan due to snoring and sleep apnea. Start sleeping better and living better with permanent, long-lasting results from an advanced surgical procedure.
We all know that a little bit of snoring here and there is perfectly normal. So how do you know when it’s snoring that you’re dealing with and when it’s sleep apnea?Rest assured, we get this question all the time. And the answer is that while a formal diagnosis has to be done by us here in the office, you may be able to get a better idea of which scenario you are dealing with simply by answering a few questions at home.
Here are some of the most commonly reported symptoms of sleep apnea. Do you experience any (or several) of these? If so, give us a quick call and we can schedule a consultation to diagnose (or rule out) and treat your condition.
While sleep apnea is a fairly common sleep disorder, it is an important one to tackle because it can cause damage to the organs over time. Treatment options range from CPAP machines that give pressurized oxygen while you sleep to surgery.
If you think that you may have sleep apnea, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a consultation.
To learn more about snoring and sleep apnea, please visit Dr. Cohen’s article in the Huffington Post, “Snoring and Sleep Apnea: What’s the Difference?”