The Division of Sleep Surgery at UPMC

Millions of Americans suffer daily from getting a good night's sleep.

Nearly 50 percent of adult men and 25 percent of adult women in this country have snoring troubles. Some people who snore also have obstructive sleep apnea. Over time, this can lead to prolonged fatigue and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Sleep deprivation affects memory and disease resistance, and leaves many struggling to stay alert. Sleep disorders can also create problems for intimacy and personal relationships.

UPMC’s experts at the Division of Sleep Surgery — including the Pittsburgh region's only physician board-certified sleep medicine and sleep surgery Ryan Soose, MD — diagnose and treat people with:

Our goal is to help relieve you from the medical and personal side effects that can result from having one of these sleep problems.

Your First Visit to the Division of Sleep Surgery

To prepare for your first visit with us, we ask you to provide:

  • Your family medical history
  • A detailed sleep history
  • Health insurance information

During the first visit, the doctor will perform a physical exam. He or she will also check your throat and may perform a flexible endoscopy.

A flexible endoscopy is a painless test that lasts between two and three minutes.

By inserting a flexible tube with a tiny camera up the nose, the doctor will have an up-close look at the:

  • Inside of the nasal cavity
  • Voice box
  • Tongue
  • Adenoids

This will allow your doctor to provide a more thorough diagnosis of your sleep problem.

Our sleep specialists will then work with UPMC ear, nose, and throat (ENT) experts to discuss all treatment options before considering surgical intervention for snoring and sleep apnea.

To make an appointment with a sleep specialist at UPMC's Division of Sleep Surgery, call University Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists at 412-647-2100.

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