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Department of Otolaryngology (ENT)
- Head & Neck Surgery

Common Conditions:

Allergic Rhinitis / Nasal Allergy

Sinusitis

Ear (Otology) & Dizziness

Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Head & Neck Cancers

Swallowing Problem

Hearing & Language

Thyroid Problem

Paediatric (Kids) ENT

Tonsillitis

Nasal Polyps

 

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Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Assessment & Surgery
(Sleep & Snoring)

 

 

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About The Condition

Snoring is a common problem. Studies have estimated that up to 45% of males and 28% of females between 30-60yrs old snore habitually.

“Simple” (or “primary”) snoring is mainly a social problem which can significantly disturb bed partners.

However it may also be a symptom of another related condition called “obstructive sleep apnea” (or OSA), when a patient not only snores at night, but also constantly feels sleepy and tired throughout the day due to poor quality sleep.

Untreated OSA has additional health implications including a higher risk of developing hypertension and heart disease.

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Diagnosis and Treatment Options



We provide clinical assessment and advice on simple snoring and OSA, counselling on the best treatment options according to each patient’s different needs. In addition, we offer a wide range of surgical options, from simple outpatient / day surgery procedures (e.g. radiofrequency of soft palate or tongue base) to inpatient surgery (e.g. uvulopalatopharyngoplasty).

Assessment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea & Snoring
Surgical Management of Sleep Apnoea & Snoring

  • Radiofrequency Ablation of Turbinates
  • Radiofrequency Tongue Base Reduction
  • Uvulopharyngoplasty

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