While some patients can be successfully treated with non-surgical options such as a CPAP device, some will need a surgical intervention to combat their chronic symptoms. Our team of experienced ENT specialists at The Barranco Clinic can help diagnose and treat your sleep apnea so you can once again enjoy a peaceful night’s rest and an enhanced quality of life.

Procedure Options 

If you are unable to use a breathing apparatus at night to help mitigate your sleep apnea, then surgery may be the ideal approach for your concerns. Below is an overview of the most common procedures:

Radiofrequency Volumetric Tissue Reduction

Your ENT surgeon will harness the power of radiofrequency energy to reshape and refine the area at the back of your throat, clearing the airways so that snoring is abolished.

Turbinate Reduction

The turbinates are tissue masses within the nose that can inhibit proper breathing. By reducing the turbinates, the air passageways are unblocked, and snoring can become a thing of the past.


The septum is a structure made of cartilage and bone that separates the nostrils. When the septum is deviated or curved to one side or the other, it can prevent smooth, easy breathing. Septoplasty can correct this issue, restoring quality sleep and peace of mind.

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“Really great experience. Whole staff has been great. I am a 57-year-old male, and they are working on treating issues I have had my whole life. I am very excited about my future years now that these negative health issues I have are finally being addressed. Really caring staff. Been to many doctors over the years and wouldn't say it if it wasn't true.”

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Conditions Treated 

Surgery can help alleviate sleep apnea as well as a wide range of other conditions and symptoms such as snoring, breathing issues, and headaches.

Benefits of the Procedure

When non-surgical methods of addressing sleep apnea have failed to provide relief, surgery can be highly effective. The results can be more dramatic, as an operation will physically remove the obstructions to proper airflow. Our network of rigorously trained ENT specialists will choose a type of surgery that is perfectly suited to your needs and goals so that you can regain the quality of your sleep.

Procedure Candidacy

If you have exhausted non-invasive methods of correcting your sleep apnea for several months and nothing has helped, you may be an excellent candidate for surgery. Our team of ENT experts will conduct an in-depth evaluation and consultation to determine the best course of treatment for your individual case.

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About The Barranco Clinic

The Barranco Clinic provides advanced, top-tier ENT diagnoses and treatment for patients in and around Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Haines City, Sebring, and Clermont. From our cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art equipment to the dedication and compassion of every team member, The Barranco Clinic serves as a primary destination for safety and excellence. Our practice is founded on the following core principles:

Personalized Treatment

We conduct detailed evaluations and physical exams to determine the right approach for your unique goals, comfort levels, and lifestyle. Through active listening, we ensure a result that exceeds your expectations and relieves your symptoms long-term.

Top-rated Physician Network

Our team of skilled, highly trained ENT specialists provide streamlined solutions to help elevate your quality of life. Thanks to our collaborative and cooperative approach, patients experience exponential healing.

Continuity of Care

Your care begins from the moment you contact our offices and extends well beyond when you go home after your treatment. We follow up with you to make sure you are experiencing optimal relief from your ENT issues and that you are able to once again enjoy your daily routine.

Community Investment

Our commitment to generosity extends well past the walls of our clinics. We help provide valuable resources, education, medicine, food, and social support for those most in need throughout our neighborhoods.

What to Expect Before, During, and After the Procedure

Each type of surgery will have its own treatment steps, which our practitioners will go over with you in detail during your initial office visit. While most surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis, some will require that you stay overnight for observation. This will depend on the severity of your condition. An itemized aftercare plan will also be provided once you go home.

Sleep Apnea Surgery FAQ

Is the surgery painful?

Our ENT doctors go to great lengths to ensure your utmost comfort and relaxation before, during, and after your procedure. We will work with you to choose the best type of anesthesia for your procedure and comfort levels and will provide pain medications to help manage your recovery process.

Will I need to stay overnight for surgery?

Most surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis, although some will require an overnight visit. This will depend on your overall health and on the severity of your condition. Our practitioners will advise you on whether an overnight stay is needed during the consultation process so you can plan ahead.

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