To successfully manage ear, nose and throat (ENT) conditions, you need the multidisciplinary approach provided by the specialists at Bayfront Health. Our ENT doctors work closely with audiologists, neurologists and other specialists, and are trained to medically or surgically manage all aspects of your treatment — whether your condition is minor or complex. Advanced technology and treatment options include robotic procedures for thyroid surgery, transoral robotic surgery (TORS) for mouth and throat cancers, and balloon sinuplasty and endoscopic techniques to treat nasal conditions.

Our ENT services include treatment for:

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat relax during sleep, blocking the airway and interrupting normal breathing rhythm. This obstruction of the upper airway leaves a person without air for dangerous periods of time. Signs that you or a loved one may have sleep apnea include loud snoring, nighttime gasping or choking/coughing, pauses in breathing during sleep, restlessness and frequent waking. Waking symptoms may include extreme sleepiness, depressing, morning headaches and poor performance at work or school.

Prolonged sleep apnea can also increase risk for conditions such as fatigue-related accidents, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Treatment for Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea can be effectively treated through a number of different options. The choice of treatment will depend on the reason for and severity of the sleep apnea. If your OSA is from being overweight, weight loss may cause that apnea to go away completely.

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