Sleep endoscopy, also known as sleep nasoendoscopy (SNE) or drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE), is a powerful tool for studying the dynamic airway in a sleeping patient with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Using the knowledge gained from sleep endoscopy, the surgeon can tailor the operative procedure to the patient's specific condition.
Due to the difficulty in establishing the site of obstruction in the conscious patient who carries a diagnosis of OSA, the diagnosis and treatment of OSA is a complex and multidimensional issue. The passing a fiberoptic endoscope through a sleeping patient's nasal cavity to assess pharyngeal structures for evidence of obstruction may induce the preexisting snoring in a high percentage of patients.
Olympus is known for the quality of their office endoscopy products. Besides this ever growing line of high class fiber and video scopes, Olympus also offers top of the line rigid endoscopes. Learn More
Olympus offers a full line of premier ENT manual surgical instruments. Hand-crafted in Bartlett, TN or Tuttlingen, Germany, Gyrus ENT instruments are known for exceptional quality, precision, durability. Learn more