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Types of Sleep Apnea Surgery Torrance, CA

Types of Sleep Apnea Surgery

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea is a condition in which you stop breathing during your sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common form of sleep apnea that’s found in Torrance, California and across the country. OSA occurs when your airway gets blocked during your sleep, preventing you from physically taking in air.

A CPAP is the most popular treatment for OSA. This machine constantly forces air into your airway, allowing you to breathe at night. CPAPs can be life-changing for many people while others find them to be more of a burden and can’t tolerate them. For these folks, surgery may be an option.

Types of Sleep Apnea Surgery

There are different ways that sleep apnea can be treated with surgery.  Some of the following include:

Nasal Surgery
Nasal obstruction and chronic congestion may be the cause of your sleeping problems. During nasal surgery we create more room in the nose so that air can pass through smoothly, allowing you to breathe more easily.
Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)
UPPP removes excess tissue from the soft palate and pharynx, which prevents the tissue from collapsing and blocking your airway. 
Soft Palate Implants (Pillar Procedure)
Soft palate implants are placed in the soft palate, resulting in an inflammatory response that stiffens the soft palate.
Tongue Advancement
Tongue advancement is a rather invasive procedure but it does work well. By advancing the tongue forward, it won’t fall backward while you sleep and block your airway.

Which Treatment Is Best For You?

If you suffer from sleep apnea and want an option other than a cumbersome CPAP machine, then call Torrance Oral Surgery Center. Benjamin Yagoubian DDS, MD is happy to advise you on the proper treatment. We look forward to meeting you.

Posted on behalf of Torrance Oral Surgery Center

23451 Madison St #120
Torrance, CA 90505

Phone: (310) 373-0667


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What Our Patients Say About Us

Even our patients who have been told in the past that they are not good candidates for dental implants have found options at our clinic.

  • Mindy W.

    This is a very welcoming center. Everyone seemed very competent and helpful. I had an oral biopsy today. No waiting. The staff were ready for me and all was in place. Dr. Yagoubian was warm , cheerful and I felt in extremely capable hands. I am so grateful I was referred to him. Sincerely, Mindy W.

  • Raj G.

    Dr. Yagoubian is excellent. I was in state for business when my wisdom tooth broke. I was lucky enough to find Dr. Yagoubian's office. Everyone there was professional and courteous. The procedure went smoothly. Dr. Y is highly skilled, meticulous, and a very personable health care provider (a rarity in the field, in my opinion). If you need an oral surgeon, I highly recommend him.

  • Chahab S.

    Dr Yagoubian is an excellent oral surgeon, supported by a very professional staff. They made the experience as stress-free as possible. Highly recommended.

  • Paul M.

    A positive experience from start to end. I got a sense that this was going to go well and it did. Two extractions, two implants, bone graft and removal of four part bridge. Leaving part of the bridge on one tooth. If there were 10stars they would be for Torrance oral surgery group and Dr. Alicia Wolf / Blanco Demtal Group for recommending Ben.