Sleep Endoscopy

When we inhale during our sleep, the tissues in the airway relax and vibrate, leading to snoring and sleep apnea. While breathing problems can also be the result of structural abnormalities in the nose, such as a deviated septum or enlarged turbinates, in most cases snoring arises from one or more areas of the throat. Surgical Solutions Network can diagnose the cause of snoring and sleep apnea with sleep endoscopy at our private centres in Canada. This innovative diagnostic technique helps people from Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Calgary, and throughout the country understand and manage their overall sleep health.

Why Choose Surgical Solutions Network for Sleep Endoscopy?

At Surgical Solutions Network, our board-certified ENT surgeons use sleep endoscopy to precisely diagnose the cause of snoring or sleep apnea and provide personalized treatment options. We are a network of private medical clinics with centres in Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Calgary serving all of Canada and beyond.

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What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea occurs when the tissues of the airway relax to the point that they collapse and cause obstruction. This condition can cause a person to stop breathing periodically throughout the night and can result in gasping, choking, or snoring to clear the airway.

What Is Sleep Endoscopy?

Sleep endoscopy is a safe and painless procedure used to determine the location, severity, and type of obstruction causing your snoring and/or sleep apnea. Using an endoscope, the surgeon can identify the obstructions occurring in the airway and identify options for treatment.

These dynamic processes allow us to determine the areas of obstruction while you sleep, providing us with the most accurate information on why you snore or have sleep apnea. Using the information gathered during a sleep endoscopy treatment, your surgeon will prescribe a personalized treatment plan that may comprise surgical and/or nonsurgical treatments to address your sleep apnea.

What Happens During the Procedure?

Sedation is given to induce sleep snoring and/or sleep apnea. Once you are asleep, the surgeon will insert the endoscope (a small flexible camera) into your nose and throat to examine your airway while you sleep. The surgeon uses the endoscope to see which parts of the nose and throat are causing the obstruction. Using this information, the surgeon will identify a course of treatment that may include ENT surgery and/or nonsurgical treatment options.

How Long Does It Take To Recover From Sleep Endoscopy?

Sleep endoscopy typically takes 30 minutes to complete. After the procedure, you will be taken to a recovery room to be monitored for complications. Since the procedure is minimally invasive, the risks are uncommon and the recovery time is shorter than with traditional procedures.

Next Steps: Book Your Sleep Endoscopy Consultation

If you are ready to schedule your sleep endoscopy procedure, contact us using our online form to learn more and request a consultation today. You have options for private healthcare and ENT surgery in Canada. Please note that our healthcare team will require your basic medical history to appropriately prepare for your consultation. You will be required to travel out of province for surgery. During the consultation, your patient advisor will discuss potential risks and complications. The consultation can take place via telephone or video conference.

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