Sleep is critical to our daily function and our overall health. It causes mental and physical repair that allows you to wake up rested and ready for the day. Persistent lack of adequate sleep impairs daily functioning and quality of life, but can also be a sign of more serious breathing and health issues (including snoring and sleep apnea).
For more than 20 years, the team at Sinus and Snoring MD, led by Dr. Swerdlin, has worked with patients to identify the causes of their sleep and snoring issues and help them find lasting relief.
How does it work?
At Sinus & Snoring MD, our goal is simple – to deliver un-compromised care in an uncomplicated manner. By attending to our patients’ care in this manner we focus on what is important – identifying what’s wrong and developing a personalized care plan to fix it, permanently.
No mysterious medical jargon; just us, in your corner, every step of the way. With Sinus and Snoring MD, the steps to treating your sleep and snoring issues are simple:
- Sinus and Nasal Consultation
- At-Home Sleep Study
- Follow-up (or as we call it follow-through)
Have questions? Give us a call or come in for a consultation. You’ll be glad you did!
Minimally Invasive Office Procedures Overview
BALLOON SINUS DILATION
Sinus passages are highly sensitive areas in our bodies designed to adjust to the conditions around us. When those sinuses become blocked or inflamed, they are unable to perform as they should, causing painful migraine headaches, sinus pressure and snoring. For many people this is where they turn to the pharmacy aisle for relief, unaware of how quickly and non-invasively this can be treated.
Balloon Sinus Dilation, also known as Balloon Sinuplasty, is a non-surgical treatment that helps to open these passageways, (get you out of the pharmacy aisle) and get you back to sleeping and breathing deeply. LEARN MORE
The passages of the nose are regularly separated into two equal-sized cavities by a formation known as the septum. At times this delicate structure can form crooked or become deviated through injury. When it does, normal breathing and sinus function on one side of the nose can be impaired, leading to snoring, sinus pain and other common conditions.
Endoscopic Sinuplasty is a simple in-office procedure designed to repair these structures and restore the optimal functioning of the sinuses, getting you back to breathing and sleeping the way you should. LEARN MORE
SOFT PALATE TIGHTENING (UPPP)
For many people suffering from snoring or sleep issues, the cause can be an obstruction caused by an enlarged soft palate and/or uvula.
Through a process known as Soft Palate Tightening (UPPP) we are able to stiffen and elevate the soft palate and reduce the size of the uvula. This opens the airway to better breathing and sleep (for you and those around you). LEARN MORE
Turbinates are the structures in the nose that filter and humidify the air we breathe. At times they can become inflamed or enlarged by allergies, sinus infection, or septal deviation. This can cause congestion, difficulty breathing, snoring and headaches.
Turbinate reduction is a simple in-office procedure designed to alleviate the inflammation and open the airways to function as they should. LEARN MORE
VIVAER Airway Remodeling
Millions of people suffer from nasal airway obstructions, blockages which make it difficult to breathe through the nose. Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling is a non-surgical treatment that can be performed in-office, to expand and open the airways, making it possible to breathe freely. LEARN MORE
Surgical Therapies Overview
INSPIRE UPPER AIRWAY STIMULATION
For many people, suffering from the complications of snoring and sleep apnea can mean adopting mechanical interventions like CPAP machines. Worn externally, these devices support breathing but can be cumbersome or uncomfortable.
Inspire Therapy offers an alternative. Placed internally, the Inspire system offers a solution that eliminates the need for hoses or masks, giving you the freedom to live, move and breathe freely.
MAXILLARY MANDIBULAR ADVANCEMENT (MMA)
Snoring and sleep apnea occur when airways become obstructed. In many cases this is caused by the relaxation of the tongue and throat muscles, however, in others it is caused by recessed jaw structures collapsing the airway.
Maxillary Mandibular Advancement works to surgically correct the positioning of the jaw, opening obstructed airways so you can breathe and sleep unhindered.
Tonsils are glands in the throat designed to fight infections. Ironically though, these glands can themselves become infected and enlarged, causing discomfort and obstruction in the throat and airways.
As a corrective measure a routine surgical procedure may be necessary to remove the tonsils. By removing the tonsils, your breathing and sleeping can be restored to their proper function.