Sleep Apnea Treatment from a Board-Certified Sleep Specialist in Wesley Chapel, FL
The latest advances in sleep apnea treatment are provided at Scotch Institute of Ear Nose & Throat in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Led by Dr. Brett Scotch – a board-certified otolaryngologist and sleep medicine specialist – our practice can be your first choice for friendly, comprehensive sleep disorder care.
Sleep apnea usually takes one of two forms: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the most prevalent form that occurs when the throat muscles relax, and central sleep apnea, which occurs when the brain stops signaling the muscles that control breathing. If left untreated, the sleep deprivation and decreased oxygen flow caused by sleep apnea can worsen existing medical conditions and bring about new ones, such as depression, high blood pressure, sexual dysfunction, and even stroke.
As a patient at Scotch Institute of ENT in Wesley Chapel, FL, your condition and symptoms will be carefully evaluated by Dr. Scotch, who will also take the time to answer any questions you may have. He will then outline appropriate sleep apnea treatment options based on your unique needs. Some common treatments include:
- Lifestyle changes – Simply changing your pillow and sleeping position may help relieve sleep or altogether resolve apnea, as can losing excess weight.
- Custom mouthpieces – Easy and portable, mouthpieces can be worn at night to help prop open the airway.
- Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) appliances – CPAP appliances are worn over the nose or mouth while sleeping and use air pressure to keep the throat open.
In the event that surgery is necessary to fully treat your sleep apnea or chronic snoring, you can be assured that Dr. Scotch has a unique level of experience performing a wide array of progressive sleep apnea procedures, including nasal septoplasties, radiofrequency ablation palatoplasties, tonsillectomies, and many more.
Contact Scotch Institute of ENT in Wesley Chapel, FL, today to reserve an appointment and learn more about our sleep apnea treatment options. Online appointment scheduling is also available.