Combined SLEEP APNOEA CLINIC in Melbourne
Mr Nalaka de Silva an ENT Surgeon and Dr Juan Mulder a Respiratory Physician have collaborated to bring you the Combined Specialists Sleep Apnoea Clinic ( CSSC ) to the Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne .
This holistic approach to treating sleep apnea and snoring stems from the two Melbourne based doctors desire to combine their knowledge and skill to bring best possible care for the patient. As a result we have been able to achieve better CPAP compliance and find a successful solution for over 85% of those attending CSSC. (2019-2021 audit) 90% of those who underwent surgery have avoided the need for a CPAP machine (view links below for further details and discussion of our results).
At the sleep clinic, patients will undergo a comprehensive combined evaluation from a respiratory and a surgical specialist point of view. The two specialist’s clinical findings will then be correlated with the patient's sleep study results. The patient will be presented with all of the findings and possible methods of managing their condition comprehensively considered and discussed.
Latest Sleep Apnea Surgery, and medical treatment options, will be presented to the patient. If the patient and family wish to proceed with treatment, they then can make the final decision on which avenue best suits themselves and their lifestyle, in their tailored treatment and recovery process.
Audit and research of our surgical outcome have shown that over 90% have avoided the need for a CPAP machine (2019-2021 audit). We have presented our results at the 2020, 2021 National Conferences and hope to continue our research and publish our surgical technique and data.
Note: we have removed all out of pocket charges for the clinic as of April 2022.
Sleep Apnoea Information
Disclaimer: The material and information contained in this website is is for general general purpose or in addition to what was provided for patients during their consultation. You should not rely upon the material in this website as basis for decision making.
Sept 21: Typical day at CSSC (post)
Jul 2021: Why a Post Surgical Sleep Study? (post)
Jul 2021: Evolution of Soft Tissue Surgery: (Post)
Please Visit CSSC YOUTUBE for following discussions
May2020: How can Uninsured Patients Access Sleep Surgery? (video)
Apr2020: What are the Risks With Surgery? (video)
Mar2020: Advancements of Modern Sleep Apnoea Surgery (video)
Feb 2020: What are Sleep Studies? (video)
Jan 2020: What are the Alternatives to CPAP? (Video)
Dec 2019: How do We Assess Sleep apnoea? (video)
Nov 2019: Benefits of a Combined Sleep Clinic (Video)
Oct 2019: How to get a Sleep Study (Video)
Sept 2019: Whats is Sleep Apnoea (video)
Aug 2019: Understanding the Four Levels of Sleep Studies (post)
July 2019: Why a Combined Specialists Sleep Clinic? (post)
May 2019: Modern Treatments and Early Surgical Results (post)