Sleep Apnea Treatment Centers of America offers its patients an alternative to the CPAP machine. Our groundbreaking procedure is unlike traditional radio frequency tongue ablation procedures from years past.
The Method of Temperature Controlled Radiofrequency Ablation (TCRFA or RFA) of the Tongue Base for treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) was developed over 10 years ago. It is a unique surgical procedure developed by the surgical and medical teams from Center for Facial and Airway Reconstructive Surgery and the Center of Excellence in Sleep Disorder Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center.
Up until the start of the Sleep Apnea Treatment Centers of America, RFA surgery was performed in the hospital. The Physician’s at Sleep Apnea Treatment Centers of America (SATCOA) took this proven procedure and adapted it for use in the setting of a doctor’s office.
Radiofrequency ablation of the tongue directs small amounts of targeted energy to the base of the tongue in the back of the throat using a non-invasive device. The entire office visit lasts less than 45 minutes while the targeted energy delivery to the treatment area (the actual RFA surgery) lasts just 2 to 4 minutes. Following the procedure, the treated area heals and the tissue is tightened and reduced in size. This tightening of the tongue will directly prevent the tongue from blocking that airway while the patient is sleeping. The procedure is the only in-office and local anesthetic curative treatment for OSA.
OSA sufferers have benefited from the treatment which helps improve concentration and memory while decreasing the risk of heart disease, heart failure, and stroke.
Letter from our CEO
As the founder of Sleep Apnea Treatment Centers of America, I am excited to introduce you to an innovative medical treatment and patient experience that we have found to be superior to any other in the treatment of Sleep Apnea. The Method of Temperature Controlled Radiofrequency Ablation (TCRFA) of the Tongue Base for treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea was developed over 10 years ago and today, we continue to perform with great success. I am a proponent of in-office procedures if they can be performed safely, effectively, and with the patients’ satisfaction in mind. At Sleep Apnea Treatment Centers of America, the highest level of quality customer care and service to our patients as well as continued success in advanced medical care are our top priorities.
Certainly, disrupted sleep plays a role in the general fatigue individuals experience, but what many are not aware of is the susceptibility to other serious health risks may exist for those suffering with Sleep Apnea. To have a successful treatment option for our OSA patients that does not require a trip to the operating room is thrilling and with the continued expansion of Sleep Apnea Treatment Centers of America, we look forward to the opportunity to educate the many Sleep Apnea sufferers that are currently undiagnosed and treat sufferers so they have the opportunity to Sleep Better and Live Healthier.