Tonsillar hypertrophy causing sleep disordered breathing problems such as obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is an increasingly common diagnosis in children nowadays.
Tonsillectomy for the appropriate indications in the appropriate patient remains a safe technique. Pain is minimised with modern and specialised anaesthesia, careful technique, and good post-operative medication. Please contact us for detailed patient information sheets.
Voice problems and swallowing disorders are handled with endoscopic assessment and medical and surgical treatment, often in conjunction with a speech and language therapist.
Snoring is a common but sometimes destructive phenomenon for the patient and his or her family or partner. I specialise in a range of snoring treatments that range from coblation-assisted uvulopalatoplasty (CAUP) to more extensive procedures such as uvulopalatopharyngoplasty with tongue base radiofrequency.
Sleep studies such as overnight oximetry are recommended for anyone with snoring and daytime hyper somnolence (excessive sleepiness), in order to screen for OSA. Appropriate level sleep studies can be arranged.
I continue to offer inexpensive treatment in the rooms to newborns with tongue tie (ankyloglossia) that interferes with breastfeeding.