Medical Professionals

Sleep Apnea Solutions was established to provide an alternative therapy for patients who are suffering from Sleep Apnea and are struggling or unwilling to manage their sleep apnea using CPAP. Sleep Apnea Solutions offers at-home sleep studies and partners with board-certified sleep physicians to diagnose, treat and manage obstructive sleep apnea by using customized ProSomnus oral sleep appliances. More info here at www.prosomnus.com.  These appliances are made to precise specifications for each individual patient and work by positioning the lower jaw forward, which opens the airway and prevents obstructed breathing during sleep. Oral appliance therapy is recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine for treating mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea and for patients who cannot tolerate a CPAP device. Most patients strongly prefer a custom oral sleep appliance to a CPAP.

 

From start to finish, you can rest assured that Sleep Apnea Solutions will keep you and your patient informed every step of the way. Our office prides itself on providing collaborative care for our patients and will ensure that all test results and progress is shared with our patient’s primary care provider.

 

Sleep Apnea Solutions uses state-of-the art, FDA approved Eccovision Acoustic Diagnostic Pharngometry and Rhinometry to provide accurate and predictable results for oral sleep appliance therapy.

Acoustic Diagnostic Pharyngometry

Eccovision® Acoustic Diagnostic Pharyngometer is a diagnostic imaging system used for objective assessment of the upper airway. The Acoustic Pharyngometer (APh) utilizes a patented, state-of-the-art acoustic signal processing technology to provide graphical representations of airway patency. APh measures the nasal pharyngeal airway size & stability from the nasal pharyngeal suction to the glottis with 6 measurements made from APh waveforms. In addition to being cost effective, minimally invasive, portable and providing real time data, it allows for simultaneous assessments of the entire vocal track lumen and does not subject patients to radiation. A complete airway evaluation takes minutes and assists the healthcare provider in identifying the site and severity of airway obstruction as well as changes that occur in the airway tissues as a result of mandibular advancement or other treatments.

Clinical Applications Including:

• Indentify site and severity of airway obstruction

• See the effects mandibular advancement has on the pharyngeal size

• Determine candidacy for mandibular advancement device

• Determine optimal treatment options with objective data

• Compare pre & post treatment results to determine efficacy

• Demonstrate functional and structural abnormalities of the pharynx

• Specificity for airway measurement and assessment

• Reproducibility of results

Acoustic Rhinometry

Acoustic Rhinometry utilizes acoustic signals to acquire quantitative measurements of the nasal cavity. The Eccovision® Acoustic Rhinometer uses acoustic reflection technology to map out precise cross-sectional area measurements up to 12cm into the nasal airway. The test is completed in less than a minute by trained staff. Results are displayed with normative comparative data scales for simple analysis. The non-invasive test is comfortable and suitable for patients of all ages. Provides objective data that cannot be obtained with endoscopy. 

Clinical & Physiological Applications Include:

• Airway Patency

• Site of Airway Obstruction

• Degree of Airway Obstruction

• Airway Responsiveness to Therapeutic Intervention

• Indications of Surgery and Surgical Outcomes including:

         Nasal Polyps                                                                                                      

         Septal Deformities                                                                                                         

         Turbinate Hypertrophy

• Surgical Justification

Our practice is happy to provide a free consultation and airway evaluation for any patient who you suspect may have obstructive sleep apnea.  Don’t let your patients miss out on the chance

to benefit from our innovate diagnostic and treatment methods!  

If you have questions about oral appliance therapy, our process, or would like additional resources, please do not hesitate to e-mail us or call us at (231) 723-1198.