How to Deal with Sleep Apnea

How to Deal with Sleep Apnea

If you are one of the millions of Americans who can’t get quality sleep due to sleep apnea it’s important that you get the treatment you need to not only provide you with the benefits of a good night’s rest but also to reduce your risk for certain health problems including heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Here in Long Beach, CA, our otolaryngologist Dr. Jesse Tan and Dr. Jesus Tan offer a unique and state-of-the-art surgical technique that could greatly improve your sleep apnea by targeting the cause.

What is TransOral Robotic Surgery?

TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS) is a safe and effective procedure used to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In many patients with OSA, the base of their tongue can roll backwards, blocking the throat while the person is asleep and obstructing the airways. This procedure will remove a portion of the tongue’s base to prevent airway obstructions and reduce symptoms.

The use of robotic technology offers unique benefits over traditional surgeries including more precision and accuracy, fewer post-surgical side effects (e.g. bleeding) and an extremely sterile treatment option that reduces your risk for infection. The precise robotic technology also means that our ENT doctor can remove the obstructive tissue from the base of the tongue without having to make external incisions.

Who should consider TransOral Robotic Surgery?

Anyone dealing with obstructive sleep apnea could benefit from this procedure. If non-surgical treatment options such as CPAP therapy have failed to provide you with relief from your symptoms then it’s time to talk or our Long Beach, CA. This procedure is also an effective option for obese patients who are dealing with obstructive sleep apnea but have failed to manage their symptoms with more conventional treatment options.

Dr. Jesse Tan and Dr. Jesus Tan are the only surgeons in the Greater Long Beach area who has received the proper training to perform this highly specialized robotic procedure, and one of only a handful of doctors across the country that perform this specialized surgery. They've helped countless patients dealing with sleep apnea finally achieve the relief they’ve been looking for to get a better night’s sleep. Find out if TORS is right for you. Call Tan Head and Neck Center today.