Sleep Medicine

Tongue Suspension

When behavioral, dietary, and non-invasive techniques fail, surgery plays a vital role in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, despite the fact that it may not completely eliminate or cure the syndrome.

Clinical Practice Guideline: Tonsillectomy in Children

Leadership: Reginald Baugh, MD (Chair); Sanford Archer, MD (Assistant Chair); Ron Mitchell, MD (Assistant Chair); Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH (Methodologist)

Research Gaps - Sleep Medicine

Click to view the research gaps identified in each of these clinical practice guidelines: Polysomnography for sleep-disordered breathing prior to tonsillectomy in children Tonsillectomy in children

Research Gaps - Polysomnography for Sleep Disordered Breathing Prior to Tonsillectomy in Children

Significant gaps in research remain regarding our knowledge about OSA and its management.

CPT Code Changes for 2014

There are several Current Procedural Terminology® (CPT) code changes for 2014 applicable to otolaryngologists. Below is a summary of these changes.

Tongue Based Procedures

Genioglossus advancement and hyoid myotomy/suspension, whether performed separately or combined, are considered effective and non-investigational with proven clinical results when considered as part of the comprehensive surgical management of sympto

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