Research about surgery for sleep apnea

  • Are you aged between 18 and 70 and suffer from moderate to severe Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)?
  • Have you tried and failed to tolerate Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and are looking for an alternative therapy?

If you answered YES to the above, then you may be suitable to take part in a research study for a new surgical treatment for OSA being conducted by the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health. 

The treatment involves shrinking the tongue and reshaping the soft palate. This current randomised controlled trial follows a pilot study published in 2013, which saw the technique trialled on 48 patients at Flinders Medical Centre and the Illawarra ENT Head and Neck Clinic in NSW and cured 70 per cent of patients.

The study is being conducted in Adelaide, South Australia and in Wollongong, New South Wales. Volunteers will be required to attend a clinic in either Adelaide or Wollongong for regular follow-ups over a six month period.

Please visit and complete the online questionnaire for the surgery study, or phone 1800 397 371 to speak with the trial co-ordinator Alison Pinczel.

Sleep Health Foundation
ABN: 91 138 737 854
Suite 114, 30 Campbell Street, Blacktown, NSW, 2148
T: (02) 8814 8655 F: (02) 9672 3884