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Radiofrequency Base of Tongue Reduction

What is Radiofrequency

Base of Tongue Reduction?

ENT of Georgia South’s radiofrequency (RF) base of tongue reduction is a procedure performed to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). When an enlarged or high arched tongue base is contributing to airway obstruction, this procedure may help improve this situation.

How Does Radiofrequency

Base of Tongue Reduction Work?

The tongue base reduction procedure involves inserting a narrow, needle-like probe at the base of the tongue, through which radiofrequency energy is applied. This causes contraction and shrinkage of the base of tongue over a period of two months following the procedure. It does not interfere with normal functioning of the tongue and complications are rare.

What are the Advantages of

Radiofrequency Base of Tongue Reduction?

  • Quick and simple in-office procedure that takes approximately 20 minutes
  • Done using only local anesthetic
  • Fast and easy recovery
  • Most patients can resume normal diet and activity the same day

Take the first step towards a better night’s sleep and a healthier lifestyle for you and your bed partner. Contact an ENT of Georgia South tongue reduction physician to schedule an expert consultation.


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Atlanta, GA 30327


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Bldg 700 Suite 710

Fayetteville, GA 30214


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Stockbridge, GA 30281


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COVID-19 Update

The doctors and staff at ENT of Georgia South are working hard to continue to provide excellent care while keeping our patients safe.

We have measures in place to simplify check in and have patients fill our paper work in the exam room or even in their own vehicle to reduce the number of patients in our waiting rooms. You can even fill at home online before your appointment.

We maintain diligent disinfectant techniques, and screen patients in advance showing signs and symptoms of viral illness that require they not be seen in the office. We also screen our employees daily although no one has developed Covid-19.
Ultimately if you don't feel comfortable coming in to our office, we are offering virtual appointments using video from your mobile device, tablet, or computer.

Please call our office and be assured we are committed to help you any way we can.