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Sleep Medicine & Surgery Specialists Abroad

Hospitals and medical centers who have Sleep Medicine & Surgery specialists.

Medipol Mega University Hospital

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Sleep Medicine & Surgery is available at Medipol Mega University Hospital

14 listed ENT specialists:

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Prof. Dr. Mustafa Bülent Şerbetçioğlu

ENT and Audiology Specialist

Prof. Dr. Celil Uslu

ENT, Head and Neck Surgery Specialist

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

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Sleep Medicine & Surgery is available at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Rambam Medical Center

The Department of ENT carries out the entire range of surgical procedures for these areas using the most advanced and innovative techniques available.

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Sleep Medicine & Surgery is available at Rambam Medical Center

Listed ENT specialist:

Prof. Gil Ziv

Director, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Senior Member Clinical Research Institute

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Sleep Medicine & Surgery is available at Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.

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Sleep Medicine & Surgery is available at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

11 listed ENT specialists:

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Dr. Apinan Na Nakorn

Hearing, Speech, Balance Tinnitus

Hygeia Hospital

HYGEIA Hospital is the first large private hospital to operate in Greece and has been a leading healthcare provider for the last 35 years. It is the first and only hospital in Greece to be accredited by the JCI.

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Sleep Medicine & Surgery is available at Hygeia Hospital

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Sleep Medicine & Surgery is available at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Gleneagles Global Hospitals

Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai offers world class and advanced facilities and services in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and international patients. This 2000-bedded facility which is Halal and NABH certified, is one of India's top healthcare destination.

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Sleep Medicine & Surgery is available at Global Hospitals Chennai

Hospital Quirón Torrevieja

Hospital Quirón Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management.

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Sleep Medicine & Surgery is available at Hospital Quirón Torrevieja

Hospital Quirón Valencia

Quirón Hospital of Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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Sleep Medicine & Surgery is available at Hospital Quirón Valencia

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About Sleep Medicine & Surgery

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Sleep Medicine and Surgery

Sleep surgery is surgery done to treat sleep disordered breathing. Sleep surgery procedures are performed by surgeons specially trained in craniofacial surgery, oral maxillofacial surgery or otolaryngology


Indications for sleep medicine and surgery
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Snoring
  • Nasal congestion
  • Upper airway resistance syndrome
  • Nasal congestion
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Oral appliances

Types of sleep surgical procedures include:
  • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP): This procedure involves removing excess tissue in the throat to make the airways wider. The excess tissue may be repositioned in the throat. The surgeon may trim down the uvula and soft palate, remove your tonsils and reposition some of the soft palate’s muscles. This procedure is also known as UPPP and if used alone, it is unlikely to cure severe sleep apnea. It can be combined with other surgeries that target other sites in the upper airway.
  • Radiofrequency Volumetric Tissue Reduction (RFVTR): it is also known as radiofrequency ablation. This treatment option is for people with mild to moderate sleep apnea. It involves applying controlled cauterization to the tonsils, tongue, and soft palate. This shrinks and tightens the tissues in the throat. 
  • Septoplasty and Turbinate Reduction: These open the nasal passage to improve the air flow. Septoplasty straightens a deviated or bent nasal septum (a divider which separates the two sides of the nose). Turbinate reduction removes or reduces the curved structures that stick out from the nose’s side. These can be enlarged for various reasons such as allergies.
  • Genioglossus Advancement: This procedure moves forward the major tongue attachment forward. This opens up space for breathing behind the tongue. It involves making an incision in the lower jaw and moving it slightly forward.
  • Hyoid Suspension: The hyoid bone is a U-shaped bone in the neck which has the tongue, epiglottis, and other throat structure attached to it. Hyoid suspension pulls thee hyoid bone forward and secures it in pace. This enlarges the breathing space in the lower part of the throat.
  • Midline glossectomy and lingual plashy: These procedures involve making the tongue smaller by removing part of the back of your tongue. This prevents blockage of the airway in people with sleep apnea. However, these procedures are not common.
  • Maxillomandibular osteotomy (MMO) and advancement (MMA): This involves moving forward your upper and/or lower jaw. This enlarges the breathing space in the entire throat. This procedure is recommended for people with severe sleep apnea. It involves cutting the bones of your jaws. Your jaws may be wired shut for a few days and healing takes several months with your diet being limited for as long.
  • Palatal implants: This involves inserting small fiber rods into the soft palate. This stiffens the tissue and prevents blockage of the airway. This option may be ineffective for people with mild sleep apnea or snoring.
  • Bariatric surgery: This is a weight loss surgery which reduces sleep apnea. This is usually recommended for people who are obese.
  • Laser-assisted valvuloplasty (LAUP): This involves making an incision using a laser to scar and tighten the soft palate. It is not commonly recommended. The uvula is trimmed over several visits.
  • Tracheostomy: This option is very effective for treating sleep apnea. However, it is only used in rare cases. It involves placing a hollow breathing tube directly into your windpipe in the lower part of your neck. During the day, the tube can be plugged. This allows you t speak and breathes normally through your mouth and nose. At night, the tube is unplugged to allow you to breathe without any blockage.
  • Nerve stimulation: This involves implanting a device in the upper chest. The device senses the breathing pattern and then mildly stimulates the airway muscles to keep the airway open.

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