What is Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy?
For the purpose of diagnosing the cause of sleep-related respiratory disorders like snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) is utilized. Sedatives are used to put the patient to sleep, and then an endoscope is used to examine their airway while they are unconscious.
A flexible endoscope is introduced into the patient’s nasal or oral passageway while they are sedated in order to examine their airway. When your Century ENT specialist takes a look at a patient’s airway, they can see whether there are any obstructions or collapses that could be causing the sleep disturbance.
With DISE, doctors can pinpoint the exact parts of a patient’s airway that are causing breathing issues, which can lead to more targeted treatments like CPAP therapy, oral appliances, or surgical interventions. Surgical options include an Inspire implant, reshaping the palate, or an Airlift. The DISE allows for a custom solution to your sleep apnea.
Even while DISE is rarely associated with serious adverse effects, it is possible to have mild discomfort in the throat or nose.
Sleep Therapy Option
The operation is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea or other medical conditions may require overnight observation. The operation is usually performed through the nostrils without any skin incisions.
Century ENT is proud to offer Inspire Therapy, a new treatment option for patients with obstructive sleep apnea. This innovative solution can offer relief to sleep apnea sufferers who cannot tolerate CPAP.