A new study presented this week in Washington, DC, at the annual meeting of
the American Academy of Otolaryngology, has found that bipolar
radiofrequency ablation removal, a minimally invasive tongue based reduction
technique, significantly improves sleep apnea symptoms.
The study, led by Michael Friedman, MD, compared a group of 47 patients
treated with more classic tongue base radiofrequency reduction and a second
group treated with the bipolar radiofrequency ablation removal system.
The results show that bipolar radiofrequency ablation allows for
significantly more tissue reduction and for significantly increased success
rates in improving symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome.