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At Johns Hopkins Medicine, your health and safety are our very highest priorities. We are ready to care for you and your family in our hospitals, surgery centers, and through in-person clinic and online video visits. Learn how we are keeping you safe and protected so that you can get the care you need.

How to Schedule Your Appointment

  • Many new and existing Johns Hopkins patients have the option to have a video appointment (telemedicine) with their provider, depending on their healthcare need. If you don't have a device to use for a video visit, you and your provider may decide that a telephone call will meet your needs.
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  • If you've been already scheduled for a procedure that had to be postponed, we will reach out to you to reschedule. If this is a new procedure, please contact us at 443-997-6467 to schedule a consultation.
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  • If you are an existing patient and had an appointment that was postponed, our offices may contact you to reschedule. You can also call your doctor’s office or send a message via MyChart to discuss your healthcare needs so we can determine the appointment that is most appropriate. If you are a new patient, please call us at 443-997-6467 to schedule an in-person primary or specialty care visit.
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New Patients*
Existing Patients**

*New patients have not been previously seen by a provider at the Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. **Existing patients have been seen by the department in the past. Existing patients must have a MyChart account to request an appointment online, or may otherwise need to call. You can enroll in MyChart to manage appointments, communicate with your provider, receive test results and request prescription renewals.

 
 
 

The Johns Hopkins Center for Snoring and Sleep Surgery provides comprehensive surgical and dental care for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or snoring who have not had successful medical treatment or are interested in exploring other treatment options.

 

Our Services

Our multidisciplinary team of surgical providers works with you to develop an individualized treatment plan to address your sleep apnea or snoring problems. This may include a comprehensive history and physical examination including an airway evaluation and surgeries. The type of surgery recommended to you may include:

  1. Nasal Surgery

    Types of nasal surgery include:

  2. Palatal Surgery

    Types of palatal surgery include:

  3. Base of Tongue Surgery

    Types of base of tongue surgery include:

    • Lingual tonsillectomy
    • Partial midline glossectomy
    • Radiofrequency to the base of tongue
    • Genioglossal advancement
    • Hyoid myotomy and suspension
    • Tongue suspension suture
  4. Other Surgical Procedures

    This may include:

    • Maxillomandibular advancement
    • Tracheostomy
    • Limited uvulopalatopharygoplasty
    • Custom oral appliances
 
 
 
New Treatment Option

Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator

Johns Hopkins Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery’s specialists are now available to implant an FDA-approved hypoglossal nerve stimulator as a new treatment strategy for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

hypoglossal nerve stimulator
    • It is a device that delivers upper airway stimulation
      synchronized to your breathing to relieve obstruction
      during sleep.
    • It is inserted during an outpatient procedure.
    • You control the device using a hand-held sleep remote.
  • Hypoglossal nerve simulation surgery offers an innovative neuro-stimulatory approach to relieving upper airway obstruction in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. This device can relieve sleep apnea without need to surgically remove obstructive tissue in or around your airway.  Additionally, hypoglossal nerve stimulation can be used to safely monitor users with DOT or commercial drivers licenses.

  • Medicare and most insurance plans cover this FDA-approved treatment.

    • Have moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (AHI 15-65 with <25% central and mixed apnea).
    • Are intolerant of, or unable to get consistent benefit from, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).
    • Are not significantly obese (BMI < 35)
    • Are at least 18 years of age
 
 

Snoring and Sleep Surgery Specialists

Our multidisciplinary team of specialists are ready to provide you with a customized treatment plan. Learn about your care team.

Locations for Care

You may request an appointment at one of our two convenient locations.

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