Memorial Village Sinus and Hearing
ENT Physician & Audiologist located in Houston, TX
If you experience poor sleep due to snoring or mild sleep apnea, consider treatment with the Celon Prosleep by Olympus. At Memorial Village Sinus and Hearing, board-certified ENT surgeon Conrad McCutcheon, MD, FACS, uses the Celon Prosleep by Olympus to improve airflow, reduce snoring and help you achieve better and more restful sleep. To make an appointment at the practice in Houston, Texas, call the office or click the online booking feature today.
Celon Prosleep Q & A
Celon Prosleep - A Better Alternative to Invasive UPPP Surgery or CPAP Machine
Celon Prosleep is a minimally invasive procedure that uses targeted thermotherapy to improve airflow. Specifically, it uses a small, handheld device to reduce the size of the affected tissues at the palate and tongue base. By tightening these tissues, the airway is given greater room for air to circulate, thus treating snoring and mild sleep apnea at its source.
The Celon Prosleep procedure is quick,convenient and far less invasive than traditional Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) or the daily use of a CPAP mask. For optimal results, 2-4 treatments are done depending on severity of condition. Each appointment lasts 10 minutes or less and requires only a day or two of recovery. What’s more, you can return to work and your other activities within a day or two. Currently, Celon Prosleep is not covered by medical insurance.
Who is a candidate for Celon Prosleep?
Habitual snoring is a common problem that affects millions of Americans. It occurs when something blocks your airways or when the tissues at the back of your throat relax during sleep.
Often, habitual snoring occurs due to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This condition occurs when the tissues of your soft palate relax, causing various breathing difficulties.
If you regularly wake up with a headache or feel groggy, even after a full eight hours of sleep, you may be a candidate for Celon Prosleep.
What are the benefits of Celon Prosleep?
Celon Prosleep offers various benefits, including:
- In-office procedure under local anesthesia
- It takes less than an hour from start to finish.
- Mild discomfort and most patients are back to normal activity and diet by the next day.
- The results are long-term, making it an appealing UPPP and CPAP alternative
What’s more, Celon Prosleep by Olympus is minimally invasive. The procedure doesn’t damage your throat, mucus membranes, or airways.
What does Celon Prosleep by Olympus involve?
At Memorial Village Sinus and Hearing, Dr. McCutcheon performs Celon Prosleep in the office. At the beginning of your appointment, he administers a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort.
Next, Dr. McCutcheon inserts a small, handheld wand into your mouth. The wand emits radio waves, allowing Dr. McCutcheon to tighten the tissues that make up your soft palate or tongue. After tightening the tissues of your palate or base of your tongue, Dr. McCutcheon removes the Celon Prosleep device and provides at-home care instructions.
What is recovery like after Celon Prosleep by Olympus?
Following treatment with Celon Prosleep, it’s normal to experience some mild swelling and increased throat sensitivity. At first, you might also experience difficulty breathing or excess mucus production when you lie down.
Most people recover within 48 hours, but it can take up to a week. Follow Dr. McCutcheon’s instructions carefully and attend each of your treatment sessions and follow-up appointments..
To see if you’re a candidate for Celon Prosleep by Olympus, make an appointment at Memorial Village Sinus and Hearing by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.