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New Sleep Apnea Treatment Center Opens In Savannah

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How many sleepless nights have you endured because your spouse snores? Perhaps, you're the one who snores. 

Well, it's a problem more common than you might think. According to the Sleep Apnea Centers of America (SATCOA), nearly 18 million people around the nation suffer from sleep apnea.

Over the years, those seeking treatment have faced methods such as the use of widely unpopular masks and devices including the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, and invasive surgeries to correct obstruction in the throat.

Fortunately, today the approximately 1 in 5 Americans afflicted with this disorder have an alternative to uncomfortable, invasive treatments. Dr. Jeff Silveira, Founder of Sleep Apnea Treatment Centers of America, is the nationwide leader for performing the radiofrequency ablation (RFA) procedure in an in-office setting.

Thanks to a new partnership between the SATCOA and Southeast Lung Associates, this less painful treatment is now available here in Savannah. Tuesday night a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony was held at the new treatment center located at 340 Hodgson Court in Suite 2.

Doctor James Daly, III is a sleep specialist and Chief Medical Officer at the new facility and says the innovative RFA procedure reduces the tongue and allows many to get rid of their CPAP mask. He says it is a very effective treatment for many patients because the treatment can at least get them better and in many cases provide a cure for sleep apnea patients.

Savannah is one of the few places where the new RFA procedure is being performed.  It can be done in an outpatient setting in as little as two to five minutes, over the course of five to eight treatments.    

For those of you weighing whether to seek treatment, we did some checking. Sleep specialists with SATCOA say if no action is taken, sleep apnea could increase your risk of stroke, a heart attack or heart failure, and even coronary artery disease. Specialists also say that lack of treatment contributes to daytime sleepiness and affects your concentration and memory.

For more information on sleep apnea treatments and rates, you can contact the Savannah center at 912-721-7818.

Sleep Apnea Treatment Centers of America also has treatment centers located in Tampa, FL, Dallas, TX, Statesboro, GA, Albany, GA, and Douglas, GA.

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