Tongue Ablation for Sleep Apnea Treatment in Savannah
Radifrequency Ablation of the Nasal Turbinates and Tongue Base
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive procedure to tighten the base of the tongue to help cure snoring and sleep apnea. It helps treat loose tongue muscles, enlarged tongues and sleep apnea caused by those two conditions.
The RFA Procedure
The doctor uses a non-invasive device to direct targeted radiofrequency energy to the base of the tongue. As the tongue heals, it gradually shrinks and tightens. The procedure we perform uses the Olympus Celon technique.
Benefits of Radiofrequency Ablation
Safety – The device has fail safe measures to eliminate the possibility of over-treatment.
Low risk bleeding – The mucus layer of the tongue stays in tact during the procedure, so for the most part you won’t experience any bleeding
Fast procedure – Each lesion (tissue that’s being treated) only takes 6-10 seconds to treat
Minimally invasive – Due to the minimally invasive nature of the device, there is very little discomfort and the procedure only uses localized anesthesia.
You may need multiple treatments for desired results. For more information on tongue ablation, call Dr. Oliver at (912) 355-2335 to schedule an appointment.