For people struggling with sleep apnea, sleep often seems like an insurmountable obstacle; instead of the refreshing and re-energizing interlude it is supposed to be, it leaves them fatigued and damages their overall health.
Dr. Paul T. Hoff, an ear, nose and throat surgeon with Michigan Otolaryngology Surgery Associates, is offering a high-tech solution to sleep apnea.
In fact, he is one of the first physicians to offer Trans-Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS) for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and has the largest experience in North America.
"TORS" expands the surgical options for the treatment of sleep apnea. TORS provides state-of-the-art 3-D imaging providing the surgeon with unparalleled visualization of the operative field and the ability to safely remove obstructive tissue from behind the tongue.
For patients who have attempted to utilize continuous positive airflow but cannot cope with wearing a mask at night, TORS could be a solution. Dr. Hoff is part of the St. Joseph Mercy Comprehensive Sleep Disorder Center offering a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of sleep apnea.