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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.

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Pediatric Sleep Care

The Johns Hopkins pediatric otolaryngology experts treat a variety of sleep conditions in children.

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:

Nasal Surgery

  • Septoplasty
  • Nasal turbinate reduction
  • Nasal valve reconstruction
  • Nasal tumor
  • Polyp removal

Palatal Surgery

Base of Tongue Surgery

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

Other Surgical Procedures

  • Maxillomandibular advancement
  • Tracheostomy
  • Limited uvulopalatopharygoplasty
  • Custom oral appliances


New Treatment Option

Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator

Johns Hopkins Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery’s specialists are available to provide the only FDA-approved hypoglossal nerve stimulator (Inspire®) as a possible treatment for patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

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


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