Snoring and Sleep Apnea Surgery Clinic
The UCSF Snoring and Sleep Apnea Surgery Clinic specializes in evaluation and surgery for adults and children with snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. We are committed to providing outstanding, comprehensive and state-of-the-art patient care for these conditions while advancing surgical methods through innovation and research.
Each patient undergoes a thorough evaluation – including a detailed medical history, sleep studies and a thorough head and neck exam – before we make our treatment recommendations. Surgery for sleep apnea can reduce snoring, improve breathing during sleep and sleep quality, and lessen health risks associated with the disorder. It also provides alternatives for patients who can't tolerate CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines or other nonsurgical therapies.
Doctor referral required
An estimated 20 percent of the population snores. Snoring is a symptom of a narrow or closed airway that can be caused by a number of things. Learn more here.
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Best hospital in Northern California
Best in Northern California in ear, nose & throat
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Pulmonary Support Groups
The UCSF AWAKE ("Alert, Well And Keeping Energetic") Obstructive Sleep Apnea Support Group is for people with this sleep and breathing disorder.
Spiritual Care Services
Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers. Learn more.
Plan your visit
What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your condition
- List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
If you live in another country and are coming to UCSF for medical
treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.
UCSF offers language services at no charge for patients with limited
English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.
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