Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a common disorder involving a collapse of the upper airway during sleep that is characterized by snoring, choking and gasping. Dr. Leeman and his team at The Comprehensive ENT Center of Texas work to identify the cause of the obstruction and offer the best treatment method available. In children, the most common cause for Obstructive Sleep Apnea is enlarged tonsils and/or adenoids. In most cases, Dr. Leeman will perform a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy as the first line treatment.
In adults, many factors can lead to obstruction of the airway, including abnormalities in the anatomical structure of the upper airway, excess weight, a large neck or recessed chin, smoking and alcohol use. Older adults have an increased risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. To alleviate the airway obstruction, Dr. Leeman may initially recommend a lifestyle change such as weight loss or avoidance of alcohol. Other treatment methods include use of a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device or a surgical procedure to enlarge the upper airway.
Nearly 80% of individuals with Obstructive Sleep Apnea are undiagnosed. Left untreated, Obstructive Sleep Apnea may lead to:
Physicians who specialize in otolaryngology diagnose and treat conditions of the ear, nose, throat and head and neck disorders. Commonly referred to as ENT physicians, otolaryngologists like Dr. Leeman are trained in head and neck surgery, as well as medical management for patients with hearing, balance, speech, voice, taste and smell disorders.
Yes, our physician provides leading care to patients of all ages, including children.
Our highly trained surgeons perform procedures to alleviate disorders and injuries of the ear, nose and throat, as well as the head and neck and related structures. Common procedures include septoplasty, sinuplasty, tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy, reconstructive facial surgery and the removal of cancers.
Yes, our physicians can perform tests to determine the substances to which you are allergic and your sensitivity to each. Dr. Leeman will then prescribe a treatment method to manage your specific needs.
Depending on the cause of your snoring, our ENT specialists can employ methods to correct the issue. Treatment options include modifying your diet and lifestyle, medication and surgery.
Yes, our licensed audiologist, Dr. Deyanira Gonzalez, can perform a hearing evaluation to assess hearing loss determine which hearing aid is best suited to your lifestyle.
We accept and file most insurance, because we want you focused on your health, not your finances. Some of our accepted insurance carriers include:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Coordinated Care Network
National Choice Care
Private Healthcare Systems
Seton Health Plan
Teachers Retirement System
Some insurance providers do require a referral in order to cover a visit to specialist like Dr. Leeman. If you are unsure of your coverage, please contact your health insurance provider.