Airway Obstruction

Position Statement: Flexible Endoscopic Examinations of Swallowing (FEES)

Flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) is a diagnostic procedure used to evaluate velopharyngeal, phonatory, and swallowing functions in adults and children.

Position Statement: Foreign Bodies of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract

Board certified members of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, by virtue of their training, are qualified to manage foreign bodies of the upper aerodigestive tract in adults and children.

Position Statement: Surgical Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Surgical management should be considered an important component in the management of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Position Statement: Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty is a valid treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in appropriately selected patients.

Consensus Statement on the Use of Voice Therapy in the Treatment of Dysphonia

This statement regarding the use of voice therapy in the treatment of dysphonia has been developed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Committee on  Speech, Voice,  and Swallowing and the Special Interest Division 3, Voic

Sleep Outcome Tool: SAQLI

Calgary Sleep Apnea Quality of Life Index (SAQLI)DescriptionAssesses obstructive sleep apnea-related quality of lifeTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)40 (5)Estimated Completion Time10-15 minutesReliability/Validity AssessmentYes/YesLiterature1) Flemon

Position Statement: Nasal Surgery and OSAS

Nasal surgery is a beneficial modality for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).Nasal surgery can facilitate the treatment of OSA using CPAP(Continuous Positive Airway Pressure).  Nasal resistance or obstruction is highly related to CPAP no

Position Statment: Tonsillectomy and OSAs

In the adult population, tonsillectomy is the appropriate first line treatment in select patients (Epstein 2009, Evidence Based Clinical Guideline).

Position Statement: Submucosal Ablation of the Tongue Base for OSAS

Adult patients with mild to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be successfully treated with submucosal radiofrequency tongue base ablation.(Powell 1999 and refs below) The majority of studies demonstrating effectiveness of tongue base submucosa

Position Statement: Midline Glossectomy for OSA

Midline partial glossectomy is an effective surgical modality for the treatment of select pediatric and adult patients with mild to severe obstructive sleep apnea with significant macroglossia.