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Wesley Chapel - Multi Specialty Campus

27343 Wesley Chapel Blvd
Wesley Chapel, Florida 33543

813.528.4960

Fax: 813.355.5088

Sleep Apnea Treatment Provided by Florida Medical Clinic’s Department of Pulmonology and Sleep Disorders

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea treatment can be as simple as a few small lifestyle changes, or as complex as upper airway surgery. The extent of a patient’s treatment will depend on the type and severity of his or her symptoms, as well as his or her response to any previous attempts at therapy.

For minor cases, it’s common for a physician to recommend any combination of the following sleep apnea treatment options:

  • Losing weight
  • Quitting smoking
  • Treating any known allergies

For moderate to severe cases, these lifestyle recommendations may be supplemented with one or more other types of sleep apnea treatment. The most common is the use of a continuous positive airway pressure device, or a CPAP.  Continuous positive airway pressure devices are small machines that are kept at a patient’s bedside, and attached by a hose to a mask that delivers pressurized air into the nose throughout the night. This can help keep the upper airway passages open. There are several different types of CPAP machines, and an experienced pulmonologist can prescribe the proper option for a patient’s needs.

Other options for treating more extensive sleep apnea include dental appliances that slide the jaw forward during sleep, supplemental oxygen, positional therapy (sleeping in a position that allows for better air flow), and hypoglossal nerve stimulation.  Upper airway surgery or surgery to reposition the jaw may be considered, but only if non-surgical therapies do not produce the desired results.

At Florida Medical Clinic, our Department of Pulmonology and Sleep Disorders provides comprehensive sleep apnea treatment. From lifestyle recommendations to surgical and non-surgical therapies, our physicians consider a full range of potential options to help our patients improve the quality of their sleep, and in turn, their quality of life.

To schedule an appointment with one of our experienced pulmonologists and sleep specialists, contact us today.

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