Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Care

Do you wake up gasping for air? Are you tired even after a full night’s sleep? If you have sleep apnea and standard therapies haven’t been successful, there’s hope. Cedars-Sinai provides the most advanced surgical and nonsurgical treatment options.

Don’t let sleep apnea negatively impact your life! Call today to make an appointment with a Cedars-Sinai sleep health expert to see if one of our treatment options is right for you.

Our Approach to Sleep Apnea

At Cedars-Sinai, you benefit from the region’s leading sleep apnea specialists. Our approach to care starts with a comprehensive evaluation to get you the right treatment, which may include:


Our top-ranked sleep specialists help personalize your selection of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices or other alternatives to medical or surgical therapy.

Mandibular advancement device

With extensive experience and a track record of results, our seasoned team designs customized oral appliances to stop your airway from collapsing and help ensure a sound sleep.

Positional therapy

Sometimes, sleep apnea interventions can be as simple as rethinking how you sleep, and our renowned experts work with you to find the best—and safest—positions.


Our talented surgeons are highly skilled at this common procedure to remove swollen tonsils and unblock your airway.

Hypoglossal nerve stimulation

We’re leaders in the use of novel, minimally invasive therapies like this one, which connects a small device, implanted in the chest, to the nerve that controls the throat and tongue to keep your airway open.

Weight loss and other lifestyle changes can also be a vital part of treating your sleep apnea. At Cedars-Sinai, we’ll guide you in formulating an individualized plan, and then give you the support you need to make it a reality.

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What is Sleep Apnea?

Patients with sleep apnea temporarily stop breathing in their sleep, depriving the brain and body of the oxygen they need.

Many things can cause or contribute to sleep apnea including:

  • A greater than normal relaxation of the throat muscles and tongue
  • The structure of the head and neck
  • Large tonsils and adenoids
  • Being overweight

If you have questions, need a diagnosis, treatment or second opinion, call our care team to schedule an appointment.

Our Sleep Apnea Treatments

Whether you need nonsurgical or surgical treatments, you can count on Cedars-Sinai to be there for you.

Nonsurgical Treatment Options

We provide a range of nonsurgical approaches to treatment, which may include mouth guards and/or devices to assist with breathing while you sleep.

Surgical Treatment Options

For some patients, surgery may be the best option. Our expert team offers a variety of surgical options including nasal surgery, tongue and palate surgery, hypoglossal nerve stimulation (HGNS), upper airway stimulation (UAS), skeletal surgery and maxillomandibular advancement (MMA). You may benefit from surgical treatment options if you:

  • Tried a BiPAP or CPAP machine and your symptoms did not improve
  • Cannot get restful sleep because you find the BiPAP or CPAP uncomfortable
  • Have structural issues in your nose or throat, including a nasal obstruction

Types of Sleep Apnea Surgery

Cedars-Sinai sleep surgeons are some of the most experienced in Southern California. They specialize in procedures that can bring you critical relief such as:

  • Advancing the lower jaw
  • Moving the hyoid suspension
  • Placing supports for the soft palate at the back and roof of the mouth
  • Reducing the base of the tongue
  • Removing the tonsils and adenoids
  • Repositioning the lower jaw
  • Nasal surgery

Have Questions or Need Help?

If you have questions, need a diagnosis, treatment or second opinion, call our care team to schedule an appointment.