Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Surgery Program

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University Hospitals Ear, Nose & Throat Institute


Mark Weidenbecher, MD (216-844-6000)


Alaina Ockunzzi



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Conditions Treated

  • Snoring
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Base of tongue hypertrophy
  • Upper airway obstruction

Therapies and Services

  • Diagnostic sleep endoscopy (drug-induced sleep endoscopy)
  • Expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty
  • Palatal advancement pharyngoplasty
  • Base of tongue resection/ablation
  • Hyoid and base of tongue suspension
  • Inspire therapy (hypoglossal nerve stimulator) to treat OSA
  • Epiglottoplasty
  • Treatment of snoring (UPPP, palatal stiffening procedures)
  • Nasal procedures

Distinguishing Features

  • Multidisciplinary sleep therapy team, including ENT, sleep medicine and oral surgery
  • Comprehensive upper airway evaluation with sleep endoscopy
  • Individualized surgical approach for multilevel airway obstruction
  • Office-based procedures for snoring


About UH Cleveland Medical Center
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