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15

Jan, 2022
Category

palate coblation

Snore problem concept

Addressing the Palate to End Snoring

At eos Sleep, Dr. Volpi helps our patients deal with all kinds of issues affecting their, or their partner’s sleep. Snoring is the main culprit, whether it is tied to sleep apnea or not. Snoring is nothing more than the soft tissues in the back of the upper airway vibrating as air passes, but don’t […]

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15

Dec, 2021
Category

Laser-Assisted Tonsil Ablation

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Shrinking Rather Than Removing the Tonsils

In November’s blog we addressed tonsillectomies. While they were commonplace in the 1950, 67s, and 70s when children developed tonsillitis more than occasionally, today, ENT specialists like Dr. Volpi only resort to full removal of the tonsils when necessary. It’s no longer a go-to procedure. Plus, in adult patients tonsillectomies are no walk in the […]

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15

Nov, 2021
Category

eOs blog, Tonsillectomy

When the Tonsils Need to Come Out

If you’re over 55, odds are you know someone who has had their tonsils out. It was a pretty common minor surgery back in the 50s, 60s, and 70s on kids who had a couple bouts of tonsillitis. A tonsillectomy was considered a good treatment for the infection and inflammation of tonsillitis. Today ENT doctors […]

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15

Oct, 2021
Category

Deviated Septum, eOs blog, Septoplasty

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Correcting a Deviated Septum

Our noses have many parts that we know little about. So, when we hear about a procedure such as a septoplasty, we return a blank look. Uh, what?  When a patient has a deviated septum that means the partition between their nostrils has issues and surgery is necessary to correct it — septoplasty.  Dr. Volpi […]

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15

Sep, 2021
Category

eOs blog, Home Sleep Study, Sleep Apnea

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What’s the Deal with a Home Sleep Study?

It’s estimated that about 24 million Americans live with sleep apnea, but most have no idea they have it. But when the symptoms of sleep apnea such as daytime drowsiness and waking with a headache or a dry throat finally dictate attention, that’s when Dr. Volpi gets a call at eos Sleep.  Once Dr. Volpi […]

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15

Aug, 2021
Category

eOs blog, Snoring

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Snoring Stats

Snoring is commonplace, even though most of us don’t think we snore. Of course, our partners in the bed next to us beg to differ! Snoring is estimated to affect 57 percent of men and 40 percent of women in the U.S. It even occurs in about a quarter of all children.  While snoring is […]

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15

Jul, 2021
Category

Balloon Sinuplasty, eOs blog

How Does Balloon Sinuplasty Work?

The sinuses are interconnected cavities in the skull that are normally filled with air. Their walls are lined with mucus-secreting membranes. Hairs in those membranes sweep out the mucus so it can drain out of your nose. But when those membranes become inflamed or infected, they block the nasal passages, keeping the fluid from draining. […]

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15

Jun, 2021
Category

eOs blog, Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Can Be Serious Business

Everyone snores from time to time, although each of us denies that fact any time the issue is raised, with some disdain, by our partner sleeping next to us. Snoring occurs when air flows past relaxed tissues in your throat, causing the tissues to vibrate as you breathe. The result is the buzzsaw that is […]

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15

May, 2021
Category

Coblation® turbinate reduction, eOs blog

What are the Turbinates and Why Do I Care?

Beyond our sinuses and maybe our septum, most people have little more knowledge of the anatomy of their nose. As such, they can’t tell if they simply snore sometimes or if they actually suffer from sleep apnea.  One culprit is the nasal turbinates. When the turbinates are overly large, whether due to inflammation or simple […]

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15

Apr, 2021
Category

eOs blog, oral appliances

Maybe You Only Need an Oral Appliance

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that many people don’t take seriously. They think they simply snore at night, as everyone does at least occasionally. But sleep apnea is much more than snoring. Snoring is caused by some impingement of the airway by sagging skin, congestion, and other issues. The vibration of the tissue creates […]

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15

Mar, 2021
Category

Snoring

Is It Snoring or Is It Sleep Apnea?

To snore occasionally is human. Well, it’s also canine and numerous other mammals. You may have a slight cold. You may have had just one or two more drinks while binge watching all of Mad Men while trapped indoors many a night during this darn ongoing virus. If you are sleeping in the right position, […]

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14

Feb, 2021
Category

eOs blog, Sleep Apnea

Why Do Some People Have Sleep Apnea but Not Others?

Sleep apnea is a somewhat mysterious condition. While doctors such as Dr. Volpi at eos Sleep are experts in all facets of this serious condition, most people know little about it. Many people assume it’s just a little snoring and nothing to worry about. But when it involves sleep apnea, that’s way beyond normal occasional […]

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Can I Buy A Vowel? Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

Sometimes when a patient has moderate to severe sleep apnea and it is impacting their quality of life, it may be necessary for Dr. Volpi to perform a surgery that sounds like it should be right out of a spelling bee. Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty. There’s a reason it is usually shortened to UPPP. Dr. Volpi may opt […]

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15

Dec, 2020
Category

eOs blog, pillar procedure, Snoring

Stopping the Buzzsaw with the Pillar Procedure

Snoring seems harmless enough. When you were a kid you probably felt as if your Dad’s snoring was lifting the roof of the house with every breath. Usually, it is harmless, just annoying to anyone in range. But sometimes it points to a more serious health issue, sleep apnea. At eos sleep, one of Dr. […]

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15

Nov, 2020
Category

eOs blog, Sleep Apnea

5 Signs of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Hundreds of thousands of new sleep apnea cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. This sleep disorder makes it nearly impossible to get a good, restful night of sleep. That’s because sleep apnea causes multiple cessations of breathing throughout the night, sometimes hundreds of times a night. The temporary breathing cessation is caused by […]

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