Obstructive Sleep Apnea & Snoring
Obstructive sleep apnea, or severe sleep related breathing impairment is becoming increasingly recognized as a serious health problem that is very common in adults and adolescents.
Obstructive sleep apnea means diminished or absent breathing at night due to blockage of the air passage. This can be partial (snoring) when the airflow thru the areas of narrowing causes tissues to vibrate, which we hear as snoring. If the obstruction is more complete, there is no airflow (apnea).
The low oxygen, suffocation and adrenaline release causes many acute and chronic health problems.
Accurate diagnosis and custom treatment structure has been a goal of Dr. Shpiner’s practice since 1991. He utilizes numerous modalities, detailed follow-up and a multi-specialty integration to customize individual management.
Dr. Shpiner practices sleep medicine in the San Fernando Valley at his Encino office as well as UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. For a new evaluation or a comprehensive second opinion, please call our office at (818) 783-1800 for an appointment.