Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Surgery Program

INSTITUTE
University Hospitals Ear, Nose & Throat Institute

DIRECTOR
Mark Weidenbecher, MD

PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Alaina Ockunzzi 216-844-5407

APPOINTMENT LINE
216-844-5470
For hospital transfers, please call 216-844-1111.

Conditions Treated
Snoring
Obstructive sleep apnea
Nasal obstruction
Base of tongue hypertrophy
Upper airway obstruction

Therapies and Services
Diagnostic sleep endoscopy (drug-induced sleep endoscopy)
Expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty
Palatal advancement pharyngoplasty
Base of tongue resection/ablation
Hyoid and base of tongue suspension
Inspire therapy (hypoglossal nerve stimulator) to treat OSA
Epiglottoplasty
Treatment of snoring (UPPP, palatal stiffening procedures)
Nasal procedures

Distinguishing Features
Multidisciplinary sleep therapy team, including ENT, sleep medicine and oral surgery
Comprehensive upper airway evaluation with sleep endoscopy
Individualized surgical approach for multilevel airway obstruction
Office-based procedures for snoring