Serious Snoring: How to Identify and Care for Kids With Obstructive Sleep Apnea

OSA in children has physical and behavioral consequences. Yet it’s challenging to diagnose and determine appropriate treatments, which range from monitoring to medications to surgeries. Pediatric otolaryngologist Jordan Virbalas, MD, clarifies the condition and who’s at risk; provides assessment guidance, including a snore-scoring tool and sleep study criteria; and presents a case for intracapsular tonsillectomy, a technique with advantages that include less post-op pain.

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Jordan Virbalas, MD

Jordan Virbalas, MD

Pediatric otolaryngologist

Dr. Jordan Virbalas is a pediatric otolaryngologist with a special interest in evaluating and improving children's airways and ability to swallow. He cares for patients with disorders of the head and face, such as cleft lip, cleft palate ...

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