What is RF Treatment for Snoring & Sleep Apnea?

RF (Radio Frequency) treatment is a minimally invasive medical procedure used to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It involves the use of radiofrequency energy to shrink and stiffen the soft tissues in the back of the throat, specifically the soft palate and uvula, which can contribute to snoring and airway obstruction during sleep.

We use the Olympus CELON® system for RF Snoring Treatment.

Why Grand Genesis?

  • Largest Private Plastic Surgery Centre in Ontario, fully equipped state of the art facility located in Richmond Hill, efficient and user friendly but more economical than downtown luxury mini clinics

  • 2 Fully Equipped Operating Rooms – 15 Recovery Beds for Overnight Stays

  • 15 Plastic Surgeons (Guest & In house) – 30 Nurses

  • VERY SHORT waiting times for Consult & Surgery

RF Treatment for Snoring and Sleep Apnea Done by Following Surgeon:

Dr. Tymon Tai

Price:

$2,000 (procedure) + $200 (Medical Supplies) + Tax

Who is a Good Candidate?

Here’s how the CELON® RF treatment for snoring typically works:

Assessment: Before undergoing the procedure, patients are typically evaluated by an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist or sleep medicine physician to assess the severity of their snoring or sleep apnea and determine if they are suitable candidates for the treatment.

The Procedure

Procedure: The RF treatment is performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. A thin, flexible electrode is inserted into the soft tissues of the palate and uvula using a specialized device called a CelonProSleep® catheter.

HF treatment for snoring

Radiofrequency Ablation: Once the electrode is in place, radiofrequency energy is delivered to the targeted tissues. The energy heats the tissues, causing controlled thermal injury and coagulation, which results in tissue contraction and stiffening over time.

Recovery

Tissue Healing: After the procedure, the treated tissues gradually heal and undergo remodeling, leading to a reduction in tissue volume and increased stiffness. This can help to reduce the vibration of the soft tissues during sleep, thereby reducing snoring and improving airflow in the upper airway.

Post-procedure Care: Patients may experience some discomfort, swelling, or mild soreness in the throat following the procedure. Pain medications and oral rinses may be prescribed to help manage any discomfort. Most patients can resume normal activities within a few days after the procedure.

Follow-up: Patients typically have follow-up appointments with their healthcare provider to monitor their progress and assess the effectiveness of the treatment. Additional treatments may be recommended based on individual response and ongoing symptoms.

It’s essential to note that while HF treatment can be effective for reducing snoring and improving sleep quality in some patients, it may not be suitable or effective for everyone. The success of the treatment depends on factors such as the underlying cause of snoring, the severity of the condition, and individual patient characteristics. As with any medical procedure, potential risks and benefits should be discussed with a qualified healthcare provider before undergoing treatment.