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Sleep Disorders

Why choose Wayne Health for Sleep Disorders?

Sleep Disorder specialists at Wayne Health are dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Our sleep disorder experts are part of the department of Otolaryngology at the renowned Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Following a comprehensive evaluation, we formulate a treatment plan individualized to the needs of each patient. We offer a full range of treatments from minimally invasive procedures, to major surgical correction of the upper airway, to the correction of issues interfering with a patient’s use of positive airway pressure devices (CPAP, BiPAP, etc.)

Wayne Health Sleep Disorder services

  • Obstructive sleep apnea evaluation/treatment
  • Sleep studies – including home-based studies
  • Snoring evaluation/treatment
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Pillar palatoplasty (palatal implant)
  • Uvulectomy
  • Sleep endoscopy
  • Evaluation/correction of CIPAP, BiPAP usage issues
  • Nasal obstruction correction
  • Enlarged tonsils removal
  • Robotic base-of-tongue resection procedures


Wayne Health's approach to treatment

Wayne Health Sleep Disorder specialists perform a comprehensive evaluation of each patient, in order to formulate a treatment plan individualized to their needs.

Snoring can often be resolved or improved with minimally invasive office procedures, such as placement of a rigid implant to strengthen a floppy soft palate (Pillar palatoplasty), removal of an enlarged uvula (uvulectomy), or stiffening the soft palate through a chemical injection.

For patients struggling with the use of a positive airway pressure device (such as CPAP, BiPAP, etc.), we offer procedures to correct problems that may interfere with use of the device. These minimally invasive surgical procedures may include the removal of large tonsils or the correction of nasal obstruction.

We also offer alternatives to surgery for patients who cannot tolerate CPAP or BiPAP for the treatment of sleep apnea. For these patients, we carefully examine the upper airway to identify the exact site or sites of airway obstruction through a sleep endoscopy procedure. Sleep endoscopy is a procedure where the inside of a patient’s throat is examined using a small video camera while the patient is sleeping in an operating room. Surgical treatment, including robotic base-of-tongue resection, is then performed directly at the site or sites of the airway obstruction identified during the endoscopy.

Advancing research and medical education

Wayne Health physicians and researchers are faculty members at Wayne State University School of Medicine who conduct basic research and clinical studies. This can make the latest treatments and clinical trials available to you sooner than providers without a medical school affiliation.

For more information, please visit the links below at the WSU School of Medicine.