During sleep, the throat muscles relax and as a result, the space within the throat is narrowed. When air flows through the narrowed throat while sleeping, the tissues of the throat can vibrate and create the sounds we recognize as snoring. Snoring is very common and occurs at least occasionally in almost half of all adults. Men are more likely to snore than women.
People with Sleep Apnea stop breathing while they sleep, sometimes hundreds of times per night, and occasionally for a minute or longer. Sleep Apnea affects about 18 million people of all ages in the U.S. and ninety percent of people who have Sleep Apnea don’t know that they have it. Sleep Apnea takes three forms: obstructive, central and mixed.
Dr. Zadeh has extensive experience and knowledge to formulate and execute the most appropriate surgical plan to successfully treat snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Surgery is reserved for patients where it is the most effective and appropriate treatment. He has extensive knowledge of the anatomy and function of the structures in this region, and utilizes state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgical techniques.