The ENT specialist usually makes an evaluation based on symptoms, physical examination of throat, mouth, and nose for extra tissues, and tests like polysomnography or home sleep apnea testing.
The ENT specialist will make an evaluation based on the signs and symptoms, including sleep history. In most cases, nocturnal polysomnography and home sleep tests are prescribed to evaluate the sleeping patterns. If the condition is recurring or you have obstructive sleep apnea, the doctor may recommend Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty. Surgery is the only option left after other treatments have failed. It is performed under general anesthesia, where the tissue is removed.