Sleep Surgery

The Division of Sleep Surgery provides expertise on surgery for obstructive sleep apnea and snoring

The UCSF Sleep Surgery Center is dedicated to offering individualized care for patients with snoring and/or sleep apnea. Each patient coming for consultation can expect a detailed analysis of his/her history, sleep studies, and a thorough head and neck exam, followed by individualized recommendations for treatment.

We offer surgical treatments for sleep apnea disorders including:

  • Snoring
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Patients intolerant to CPAP or BiPAP
  • Nasal obstruction or blockage
  • Deviated septum
  • Turbinate hypertrophy

Benefits of Sleep Apnea Surgery include:

  • Treatment for sleep apnea for patients who cannot use CPAP or non-surgical therapies
  • Reduction in snoring
  • Improved breathing at nighttime
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Reduction of health risks associated with sleep apnea

Services and Procedures we offer:

  • Diagnostic upper airway evaluation
  • Drug Induced Sleep Endoscopy (DISE)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
  • Expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty
  • Laser assisted uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP)
  • Uvulopalatal Flap
  • Palate radiofrequency treatments
  • Lingual tonsillectomy
  • Transoral Robotic Surgery for base of tongue surgery
  • Tongue base radiofrequency treatment
  • Hyoid suspension
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator Implantation (Inspire)
  • Septoplasty
  • Inferior turbinate reduction


Clinical Trial for treatment of sleep apnea.  Learn more about the MAGNAP Clinical Trial.