Sleep Surgery

Our experienced sleep surgeons treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

To schedule an appointment, call 216-778-4391.

Sleep Surgery

Our experienced sleep surgeons treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

To schedule an appointment, call 216-778-4391.

Give Bad Sleep a Rest

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Sleep is a vital sign, and healthy and restful sleep is key to health and well-being. Whether you are looking for the latest surgical treatments for snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia or other sleep issues, MetroHealth’s experienced sleep specialists can help you give bad sleep a rest. 

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common sleep disorder in the United States, with approximately 50 million Americans suffering from poor—and dangerous—sleep.

Symptoms include:

  • Snoring
  • Morning headaches
  • Daytime fatigue
  • Depression and anxiety

Even if you have none of these symptoms, you may have OSA. OSA can be diagnosed through a sleep study—at home or in the MetroHealth Sleep Clinic. Call 216-778-4391 to schedule a sleep study.

What happens during OSA?

If you have OSA, you have repeated breathing interruptions due to the tissue collapsing in your throat. Air isn’t flowing correctly into your lungs and causes oxygen starvation. Depending on the severity, episodes can occur multiple times per hour. This causes poor sleep in the short term and damage to the heart, blood vessels and brain in the long term. Sleep apnea can cause heart attacks and strokes.

UPPP Surgery: Snoring and Sleep Apnea

UPPP surgery, or uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, removes tissue in the back of the throat. It’s extra tissue that you don’t need—and tissue that causes your airway to be blocked, resulting in snoring and mild sleep apnea.

Tissue removed may include portions of your:

  • Uvula
  • Soft palate
  • Tonsils
  • Adenoids

UPPP surgery may be used in combination with other treatments to treat sleep apnea or snoring. UPPP surgery may also mean that you don’t need a CPAP anymore.

MMA Surgery: Sleep Apnea

MMA surgery, or maxillomandibular advancement surgery, repositions the bones in your jaw to allow for better airflow. 

MMA surgery is often used for moderate to severe sleep apnea, especially for patients who cannot use a CPAP device.

Can’t use a CPAP? Inspire Surgery

Inspire Surgery uses a small device—like a pacemaker implanted in your throat—to provide gentle stimulation to your throat muscles while you sleep.

This stimulation allows your airways to remain open while you sleep.

Inspire patients often report less pain than other sleep apnea surgeries, and the device lasts 10-11 years.

Requirements for Inspire Surgery:

  • 22 years old or older
  • Moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea
  • Unable to use CPAP machine
  • Must not be significantly overweight

 

Our Doctors/Medical Providers

Akash N. Naik, MD

Akash N. Naik, MD

Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)

106 ratings / 17 reviews
Dania Saleh, PA-C

Dania Saleh, PA-C

Otolaryngology

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Michael H. Weber, MD

Michael H. Weber, MD

Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)

183 ratings / 36 reviews

Locations

216-696-3876

2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland , Ohio 44109

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216-696-3876

12301 Snow Road
Parma , Ohio 44130

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