With RF Base of Tongue Reduction, we can open things up without invasive surgery, so patients heal faster and their passageways remain open. This is the future of surgical intervention for sleep apnea.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 28, 2013
A new breakthrough minimally-invasive procedure that provides patients profound relief from sleep apnea is now being offered by the physicians of the Atlanta Snoring Institute. Radio frequency (RF) base of tongue reduction is a revolutionary technique that can eradicate sleep apnea when caused by an enlarged base of tongue.
Radio frequency base of tongue reduction is a surgical procedure performed to treat obstructive sleep apnea. When an enlarged or high arched base of tongue is contributing to airway obstruction this procedure will frequently help eradicate this situation.
The procedure involves inserting a narrow needle-like probe deep under the surface of the base of tongue and then delivering radio frequency energy to these deep tissues in order to create an area of vaporization of these tissues and subsequent scar formation. This scar formation will cause contraction and shrinkage of the base of tongue over a period of two months following the procedure. It does not interfere with normal functioning of the tongue and complications are rare.
Radio frequency base of tongue reduction is a simple 10 minute procedure in the office under local anesthesia which allows you to return to work and normal activities immediately and is covered by most health insurance. "RF Base of Tongue Reduction provides a treatment option for Sleep Apnea that does not require hospitalization or time away from work," explains Dr. Paul E Free MD, one of the primary physicians at the Atlanta Snoring Institute.
In many instances, those suffering from extensive sleep apnea resort to traditional treatments that require invasive surgery that would remove bone and tissue and entail a long recovery period. Fortunately, the physicians at the Atlanta Snoring Institute have extensive knowledge about new minimally-invasive sinus and passageway clearing techniques such as Balloon Sinuplasty and Radio Frequency Base of Tongue Reduction.
Dr. Howard Herman, another physician from the Atlanta Snoring Institute. explains that these procedures have many advantages over the previous methods and can provide immediate relief to patients suffering from sleep apnea. “With RF Base of Tongue Reduction,” he says, “we can open things up without invasive surgery, so patients heal faster and their passageways remain open. This is the future of surgical intervention for sleep apnea. It allows us to get better results, less pain, and a faster return to normal life. Furthermore, this procedure is covered by most health insurance.”
About Atlanta Snoring Institute
Atlanta Snoring Institute (ASI) is dedicated to the Treatment of Sleep Apnea, snoring, sinusitis, and allergy problems. The staff is made up of the highly-recommended Board-Certified Otolaryngologists, or Ear, Nose & Throat specialists. Our doctors are skilled in the treatment and management of snoring and sleep apnea. Atlanta Snoring Institute is part of ENT of Georgia and has been serving Atlanta patients for over 20 years.
ASI offers a full range of medical, minimally-invasive and surgical cures for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, such as the Pillar Procedure snoring treatment. ASI is dedicated to your health and will work with you to provide the best treatment options to effectively treat your snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. Atlanta Snoring Institute accepts most insurances and evaluations are almost always covered. Most of the treatments are covered by insurance as well.
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