Last week, we took you on a tour of our revitalized Sinus & Allergy page. This week, the journey continues with a look at our new Snoring & Sleep Apnea page. We began 2017 by introducing a sleek new website and we can’t help but share all of the highlights with you! Patient education was our primary goal and we hope the new site is 100% user-friendly. Let us know what you think!
Our Snoring & Sleep Apnea page is divided into six subpages: (1) Overview; (2) In-Office Procedures; (3) Surgical Solutions; (4) Dental Appliances; (5) CPAP; and (6) Weight Loss Programs. We’ll explore each section, in turn, starting with the Overview subpage.
Our Overview subpage starts off with the basics in describing the common snoring issues that many individuals and bed partners face. From there, we take a look at sleep studies and home studies. We discuss the purpose of these studies and their value for patients who snore and for patients who might suffer from sleep apnea. We even included some pictures of both sleep studies and home studies to give you a visual perspective. Next, we cover the five ways to address snoring and sleep apnea: (1) observation; (2) behavior modification; (3) breathing machines; (4) in-office procedures or surgery; and (5) dental or oral appliances.
We included a video of Dr. Pasha himself explaining advanced oral surgeries for sleep apnea pages in an engaging, five-minute video. With the wealth of information on this subpage, we bring everything together by explaining the Pasha difference: our unique approach to investigating the cause of your issues and then offering real solutions for your specific situation. At the bottom of the page, you’ll find a “Learn More” button. Clicking this link takes you to the Snoring & Sleep Apnea page in our Education Library. Our Education Library is a terrific resource for additional information regarding our areas of expertise. Think of our Overview subpage as an introduction to snoring and sleep apnea and the Snoring & Sleep Apnea page in our Education Library as a more in-depth resource on the same topic.
In-Office Procedures Subpage
The second subpage on our Snoring & Sleep Apnea page is In-Office Procedures. This subpage gives a brief description of the three in-office procedures that we offer to our patients: (1) Pillar Procedure; (2) Radiofrequency Ablative Therapy of the Turbinate; and (3) Uvuloplasty. Each procedure links to a separate page in our Education Library where you can learn more regarding each respective topic. You’ll find descriptions, diagrams, videos, and FAQs about the in-office procedures that we offer.
Surgical Solutions Subpage
The Surgical Solutions subpage packs a punch with the 13 surgical procedures that we provide to our patients: (1) Septoplasty; (2) Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS, Da Vinci Robot Surgery); (3) Partial Turbinate Reduction; (4) Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation; (5) Nasal Valve Reconstruction; (6) Hyoid and Tongue Advancement/Stabilization Procedures; (7) Palatal Reconstruction (Pasha Modification); (8) Genioglossal Advancement; (9) Transpalatal Advancement Pharyngoplasty; (10) Maxillary Mandibular Advancement (MMA) Surgery; (11) Lingual Tonsillectomy; (12) Tracheotomy; and (13) Midline Glossectomy. Quite extensive as you can see! There is a brief description of each surgical procedure along with links that take you to the Education Library for a more detailed approach. You’ll find descriptions, diagrams, videos, and FAQs about the surgical solutions that we offer.
Dental Appliances Subpage
Our navigation of the Snoring & Sleep Apnea page continues with the Dental Appliances for Sleep Apnea Treatment subpage. Dental appliances may be the right solution for patients with positional snoring or mild sleep apnea. We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these appliances along with pictures of several different models. Our dental appliances are custom-fitted for each patient so they fit snugly and comfortably.
Next up is the CPAP subpage. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP, breathing machines have been used as “standard” therapy for obstructive sleep apnea. However, at the Pasha Snoring & Sinus Center, we understand that CPAP machines are not ideal for some patients. That is why we consider a CPAP machine on a case-by-case basis to determine whether it is the right solution for you. Several images of face masks and CPAP machines are included to give you an idea of what they look like. If your best course of action is a CPAP, Dr. Pasha receives data from the machine so he can monitor the treatment and update if necessary. Each patient’s CPAP is also custom-fitted for the greatest possible comfort.
Weight Loss Program Subpage
Weight Loss Program is the final subpage where we describe the connection between sleep apnea and weight gain. We have recently developed a medically-supervised weight loss program which is spearheaded by our advanced practice registered nutritionist, Ellis Morrow. On your first visit, we assess your body composition, baseline metabolic rate, eating and coping habits, and any other factors that are contributing to weight gain. Every weight loss program is different and specifically tailored to your dietary needs and behavior. Sleep apnea can lead to weight gain and weight gain can worsen sleep apnea. Our weight loss program helps you break this vicious cycle!
Schedule an Appointment Online
A common thread to mention is that each subpage features an online form to schedule an appointment at either of our locations. This form is found on the right side of each subpage. We added this feature to make it easy for you to schedule an appointment no matter the page that you are viewing.
This concludes our tour of the Snoring & Sleep Apnea page. We hope that we’ve crafted a seamless user experience for you and we would love to hear your feedback on how we can further improve our new website. Happy browsing!
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