Sleep Apnea Treatment from a Board-Certified Physician Near Land O’Lakes, FL
Comprehensive sleep apnea treatment is available at Scotch Institute of Ear Nose & Throat. Located near Land O’Lakes, Florida, our practice is led by Dr. Brett Scotch, a board-certified otolaryngologist and sleep medicine specialist who also serves as the medical director for a local sleep laboratory. Consider visiting us if you are experiencing symptoms of sleep apnea – which can include waking up gasping for air, grogginess, or morning headaches – or if your partner says you snore loudly or have pauses in breathing during sleep.
The American Sleep Apnea Association estimates that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. This sleep disorder occurs when breathing periodically stops and starts during sleep, which may lead to elevated blood pressure and an increased risk of heart attack.
Your best course of sleep apnea treatment will vary according to what specific type of sleep apnea you have and what symptoms you are experiencing. Dr. Scotch may order a sleep study, or suggest simple lifestyle changes like losing weight or changing out your pillow. Other common sleep apnea treatment options include wearing a custom mouthpiece at night or an airway pressure devices that help open up blocked airways as you sleep.
In the event that surgery is necessary to treat your sleep apnea, Dr. Scotch is proficient in performing a variety of advanced sleep apnea procedures including tonsillectomy, nasal septoplasty, nasal turbinate reduction, radiofrequency ablation palatoplasty, tongue base reduction, tongue base suspension, and hyoid suspension.
To learn more about sleep apnea treatment at Scotch Institute of ENT, give us a call today. We are located a short drive from Land O’Lakes, FL.