The Elevoplasty® Procedure for Snoring

Is Elevoplasty right for you?

      • Learn what Elevoplasty is
      • What to expect after the procedure
      • What to avoid after the procedure
      • What other patients experienced
      • and more!

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What is Elevoplasty?

Elevoplasty is a procedure that is performed in a doctor’s office. The procedure lifts and stiffens the soft tissue at the top and back of the mouth to help reduce snoring. It provides a therapeutic option for patients experiencing snoring. It is an alternative for those patients seeking relief from snoring who are not interested in wearing an oral appliance at night and who are not willing to undergo invasive surgery.

Why was the Elevoplasty procedure developed?

The Elevoplasty procedure was designed to enhance patient treatment options for snoring. The concept of Elevoplasty was developed by Dr. Yosef P. Krespi, who leads the New York Head and Neck Institute Sleep Disorder Center, and Dr. David O. Volpi, founder of the eos sleep network (formerly called the Manhattan Sleep Center). Their goal was to develop a minimally invasive procedure to be used by sleep specialty doctors to treat snoring at the palatal level without the need for invasive surgery.

Is the Elevoplasty procedure right for me?

Elevoplasty is used to treat the specific kind of snoring that is caused by the relaxation of soft tissue at the top and back of your mouth. When this tissue is relaxed, it rests against the back of your throat and obstructs your airway. However, as every patient is different, there could be other factors that cause your snoring. You will need to see your doctor for a consultation to assess your snoring and determine whether this procedure is right for you.

What do I do next?

If you’re in the Houston, Texas area, reach out to Dr. Nguyen at Houston Sinus & Allergy to schedule an Elevoplasty consultation.

How does your snoring affect you?

90 million adults are affected by snoring. Snoring is breathing loudly while asleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, snoring affects as many as 90 million adults in the US.1 Snoring is caused by air vibrating the tissues in your nose and mouth—and those vibrations produce noise.

Your quality of life?

20% of adults snore loudly enough to disturb their bed partners. Snoring can have a number of negative social effects, including excessive daytime sleepiness, increased agitation, decreased productivity, and difficulty concentrating.2

Your impact on others?

Approximately 20% of adults in the developed world consistently snore loudly enough at night to disturb their sleeping partners.3 Snoring can cause frustration and resentment in partners and family members, even leading partners to sleep in separate rooms.4