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Office-Based Solutions to Silence the Snoring

Cook Medical: Considerations in Office-Based Snoring Management

Saturday, October 10, 10:00- 11:00 am (ET)

Industry Thought Leaders Series


Peter O’Connor, MD, Paul Schalch, MD, of ENT Associates of San Diego, Silenso Clinic, and UC San Diego Health; and B. Tucker Woodson, MD, of the Medical College of Wisconsin plan to provide a comprehensive review of the pathophysiology of snoring in their session on Saturday, complete with its impact on quality of life and health, the importance of adequate nasal breathing, and practical considerations for evaluation of patients and selection of appropriate and effective treatment strategies.

“Minimally invasive surgical options, as well as non-surgical and adjunctive treatment strategies will be reviewed, with an emphasis on office-based procedures and effective implementation strategies,” said Dr. Schalch.

Once a patient with a snoring problem is identified—whether that problem is just socially bothersome or a medial comorbidity—Dr. O’Connor says it’s important to evaluate the patient. Consider variations on the character of the snoring and the presentation from the patient. Physicians should be sure to identify associated problems and rule out other sleep-related breathing disorders while considering the source of the snoring (palate, pharyngeal, or combined) and its impact on treatment options available to the patient.

After discussing the evaluation stage, Dr. O’Connor said he plans to focus on considerations for in-office treatments, including various palatal procedures for stiffening and repositioning the palate, oral appliances, myofunctional exercises, and positional therapy.

If you miss this live event, it will become available in the on-demand library of education content within 72 hours following the presentation.