What is a sleep endoscopy?

Endoscopy at the hospital.Dr. Payam Daneshrad of Daneshrad Clinic offers a myriad of ENT services in his practice, including facial plastic surgeries. However, he also sees patients dealing with obstructions that are impacting the quality of their sleep. With the help of our team and a sleep endoscopy, our providers can determine the cause of the disruption and talk to patients about possible treatment options. Please continue reading to learn more about this diagnostic procedure available at our Torrance and Santa Monica, CA office locations.

What is a sleep endoscopy?

A sleep endoscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to take a closer look at the back of your throat and the inside of your nose. It’s used to help diagnose and treat sleep apnea, a condition that can cause loud snoring and disruptive pauses in breathing during sleep.

What can I expect during my sleep endoscopy procedure?

During a sleep endoscopy, you will be sedated with medication. Your doctor then inserts a special thin, flexible tube with a light and camera on the end through the nose and towards the back of the throat. This will allow your doctor to get a better view of the structures in your throat and identify any areas that are blocking airflow.

After the procedure, you will be taken to a recovery area to sleep off the effects of the medication. Once you’re awake and alert, you’ll be able to go home. Anything found during the sleep endoscopy will be relayed to the patient, and Dr. Payam Daneshrad can discuss with the patient the possible treatment options available. Our team of professionals is here to educate you on the condition that has been diagnosed and make recommendations to treat the issues.

Schedule an appointment for a sleep endoscopy today!

Sleep endoscopy is a safe and effective way to diagnose and treat sleep apnea. If you have sleep apnea, Dr. Payam Daneshrad might recommend a sleep endoscopy as part of your treatment plan. Call his office at 310-453-6500 to schedule a consultation appointment and initial evaluation at one of our two office locations.

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