Snoring and Sleep Medicine

Good sleep is critical to your health and well being. At Columbia Otolaryngology, we understand the frustration and health risks that come with having a sleep problem such as sleep apnea or snoring. We will work closely with you to understand and treat your particular sleep issue, so you can get the rest you need.

We take a multi-disciplinary approach to all sleep disorders. Our staff of physicians and surgeons collaborates closely with Columbia's Department of Neurology and the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine. At our two sleep centers, your sleep can be monitored overnight with state-of-the-art digital and analog equipment, giving us the information we need to find the right treatment for you.

Our specialists are experts in the care of patients with:

  • Sleep apnea
  • Snoring
  • Insomnia
  • Restless leg syndrome

We offer a wide variety of surgical and medical treatment options for adults and children with sleep disorders, including:

  • Snoreplasty
  • Somnoplasty
  • Turbinectomy
  • Nasal CPAP and Bi-level PAP
  • Oral mandubular advancement device
  • Uvillopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)
  • Maxillomandibular osteotomy

Our surgeons are experts in the use of somnoplasty, an office procedure used to treat sleep apnea, where low-power radiofrequency is applied to affected areas in the sinuses to relieve obstruction. Somnoplasty was pioneered at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.

Our sleep centers provide overnight monitoring and a variety of sleep studies: