What Are The Benefits Of Ablation Of The Tongue?
Benefits of Ablation of the Tongue include:
- Highly effective with very little discomfort
- Minimally invasive procedure performed with only local anesthetic
- Fast and easy recovery
- Most patients can resume normal diet and activity the next day
- Effective CPAP alternative providing long-term results
What Results Can Be Expected From Ablation Of The Tongue?
Over time, many patients experience significantly reduced snoring and sleep apnea symptoms as the procedure enlarges the airway and prevents the tongue from obstructing airflow during sleep.
The Celon Method is a minimally invasive procedure for the thermo-ablation of tissue. It is used to treat habitual snoring. The Celon Method is a state-of-the-art, low-impact procedure based on radio frequency energy.
How Does The Celon Method Work?
The Celon Method involves targeted thermotherapy to reduce the size of the affected areas in the nasal passages and pharynx and stabilize the slack tissue so that snoring is treated directly at its source. The procedure is an outpatient procedure and can be performed using local anesthetic.
During the procedure, a thin applicator that emits a radio frequency current is directed into the affected tissue. The tissue is thermally coagulated. The body then reabsorbs the coagulated tissue on its own. This process of reabsorption leads to a reduction in the volume of the particular structure as well as its stabilization.
What Are The Benefits Of The Celon Method?
Benefits of the Celon Method include:
- In-office procedure using local anesthesia
- Treatment is completed in just a few minutes
- Targeted thermotherapy used to treat affected tissue
- The nasal mucosa (vital to immune response) is protected
- Quick recovery time
- Results of the treatment are usually felt after just a few short weeks
WHAT IS SOMNOPLASTY?
Somnoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure for obstructive sleep apnea that shrinks the soft tissue in the upper airway, including the base of tongue. Somnoplasty uses radiofrequency (RF) energy into targeted areas to reduce tissue volume and stiffen soft tissue.
How Does It Work?
Somnoplasty procedure for obstructive sleep apnea generates heat to create finely controlled coagulative lesions at precise locations within the upper airway. The lesions created by the procedure are naturally resorbed in approximately three to eight weeks, reducing excess tissue volume and opening the airway.
Typically, this procedure for obstructive sleep apnea takes 30 to 45 minutes, with only five to 10 minutes required for RF energy delivery. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis.
What Are The Benefits Of Somnoplasty?
- Performed under local anesthesia in an outpatient setting
- Less post-operative discomfort
What Results Can I Expect From It?
Studies have shown that Somnoplasty is a safe and effective treatment that can help reduce sleep apnea and snoring. Patients and their family members report positive results from this procedure, including a decrease in loud snoring.