Tongue Advancement Surgery in Foley, AL

Family ENT Practice

What is Tongue Advancement Surgery?

For some, the tongue is the main cause of airway obstruction which leads to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and chronic snoring. The tongue is primarily composed of muscle. The largest muscle of the tongue is called the genioglossus, and therefore this surgery is sometimes called genioglossus surgery. This muscle attaches to the central area on the inner side of the lower jaw. Tongue advancement surgery captures this area of the tongue and permanently repositions it to a slightly more forward position.

Snoring doctor in alabama

Why is the tongue advancement performed?

Tongue advancement surgery may be recommended for patients whose primary cause of sleep apnea and snoring is related to a large tongue and/or poorly toned tongue muscles. If you have failed to achieve successful relief using other snoring and sleep apnea treatments, this surgery may be considered.

By moving the major anchor point for the tongue forward, the procedure:

Creates more room for the tongue to relax during sleep
Enlarges and stabilizes the airway
Prevents obstruction and allows for better breathing during sleep

What are the advantages of tongue advancement?

Tongue advancement offers a number of advantages, including:

A permanently enlarged breathing passage that increases airflow
Continued relief from airway obstruction
Significant, long-term improvement of snoring
Significant, long-term improvement of obstructive sleep apnea symptoms

What does tongue advancement involve?

This procedure is performed as an outpatient surgery. It involves Dr. Kowal making a small incision inside of the lower lip in order to make a small rectangular cut in the lower jaw, which is then moved forward and turned slightly. Once this is complete, the bone will be secured in place and the tissues will be sutured back into place.

Dr. Keith Kowal, a highly experienced ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist in Foley, Alabama is an expert in enhanced treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, including the tongue advancement procedure. If you have OSA symptoms or chronic snoring and want to do something about it, you can trust Dr. Kowal and his 30 years of experience. His goal is to help his patients breathe better and sleep better to live better! A consultation with Dr. Kowal is the first step to a good night’s sleep and a healthier lifestyle for you and your bed partner. To find out whether you’re a candidate for tongue advancement, call 251.943.1117 today to schedule an appointment or simply fill out the form on this page.

    More PROCEDURES

    CPAP Alternatives (Inspire)

    dna rnc
    Main campus

    777 Some Avenue

    Diviland, CT 51000, USA

    Phone: 123-456-7899

    Email: divi@medic.com


    Working hours

    Mon - Fri: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm

    Weekend: Closed

    Make an Appointment

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

    Make Appointment

    Investigations

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

    Abdominoplasty$295

    Allergy testing$395

    Colonoscopy$620

    CT scan$295

    Gastroscopy$477

    TREATMENTS

    Maecenas vel egestas nunc. Nulla elementum diam ipsum, non imperdiet neque mattis sed. Sed feugiat ipsum orci, at venenatis magna vulputate sed.

    Cardiac ablation$295

    Root canal$395

    Divi care$620

    Sport injuries$295

    Women’s health$477

    ASK THIS DEPARTMENT

      Hyoid Suspension

      bacteria
      Main campus

      777 Some Avenue

      Diviland, CT 51000, USA

      Phone: 123-456-7899

      Email: divi@medic.com


      Working hours

      Mon - Fri: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm

      Weekend: Closed

      Make reservation

      Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

      Make reservation

      Investigations

      Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

      Abdominoplasty$295

      Allergy testing$395

      Colonoscopy$620

      CT scan$295

      Gastroscopy$477

      ASK THIS DEPARTMENT

        LOCATION OF DEPARTMENT

        Balloon Sinuplasty

        rsz_drug-1070943_1920_compressed
        Main campus

        777 Some Avenue

        Diviland, CT 51000, USA

        Phone: 123-456-7899

        Email: divi@medic.com


        Working hours

        Mon - Fri: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm

        Weekend: Closed

        Make reservation

        Make reservation

        Investigations

        Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

        Abdominoplasty$295

        Allergy testing$395

        Colonoscopy$620

        CT scan$295

        Gastroscopy$477

        TREATMENTS

        Maecenas vel egestas nunc. Nulla elementum diam ipsum, non imperdiet neque mattis sed. Sed feugiat ipsum orci, at venenatis magna vulputate sed.

        Cardiac ablation$295

        Root canal$395

        Divi care$620

        Sport injuries$295

        Women’s health$477

        LOCATION OF DEPARTMENT

        Transoral Robotic Surgery

        hospital-ward
        Main campus

        777 Some Avenue

        Diviland, CT 51000, USA

        Phone: 123-456-7899

        Email: divi@medic.com


        Working hours

        Mon - Fri: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm

        Weekend: Closed

        Make reservation

        Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

        Make reservation

        Investigations

        Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

        Abdominoplasty$295

        Allergy testing$395

        Colonoscopy$620

        CT scan$295

        Gastroscopy$477

        ASK THIS DEPARTMENT

          LOCATION OF DEPARTMENT

          Tongue Advancement

          laboratory
          Main campus

          777 Some Avenue

          Diviland, CT 51000, USA

          Phone: 123-456-7899

          Email: divi@medic.com


          Working hours

          Mon - Fri: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm

          Weekend: Closed

          Make reservation

          Make reservation

          Investigations

          Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

          Abdominoplasty$295

          Allergy testing$395

          Colonoscopy$620

          CT scan$295

          Gastroscopy$477

          ASK THIS DEPARTMENT

            LOCATION OF DEPARTMENT

            Radiofrequency Ablation of Base of Tongue

            bacteria
            Main campus

            777 Some Avenue

            Diviland, CT 51000, USA

            Phone: 123-456-7899

            Email: divi@medic.com


            Working hours

            Mon - Fri: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm

            Weekend: Closed

            Make reservation

            Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

            Make reservation

            Investigations

            Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

            Abdominoplasty$295

            Allergy testing$395

            Colonoscopy$620

            CT scan$295

            Gastroscopy$477

            ASK THIS DEPARTMENT

              LOCATION OF DEPARTMENT

              Lateral Pharyngoplasty

              laboratory
              Main campus

              777 Some Avenue

              Diviland, CT 51000, USA

              Phone: 123-456-7899

              Email: divi@medic.com


              Working hours

              Mon - Fri: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm

              Weekend: Closed

              Make reservation

              Make reservation

              Investigations

              Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

              Abdominoplasty$295

              Allergy testing$395

              Colonoscopy$620

              CT scan$295

              Gastroscopy$477

              ASK THIS DEPARTMENT

                LOCATION OF DEPARTMENT

                Pillar Procedure

                laboratory
                Main campus

                777 Some Avenue

                Diviland, CT 51000, USA

                Phone: 123-456-7899

                Email: divi@medic.com


                Working hours

                Mon - Fri: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm

                Weekend: Closed

                Make reservation

                Make reservation

                Investigations

                Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

                Abdominoplasty$295

                Allergy testing$395

                Colonoscopy$620

                CT scan$295

                Gastroscopy$477

                ASK THIS DEPARTMENT

                  LOCATION OF DEPARTMENT