This section will be in depth, with a growing area of awareness in our population since it seems to effect a large amount of the population (up to 45 million people in the USA alone). Snoring is not only a social problem, but is closely implicated as being associated with obstructive sleep apnea (which is a known factor in many other medical disorders including high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, depression, sexual dysfunction, and headache). There is growing evidence, as well as a large contribution of sleep apnea in traffic accidents, and is now even punishable by imprisonment in certain states and Great Britian. Dr. Gadlage has remained current on the diagnosis and treatment of snoring and sleep disorders with not only the medical treatment, but also with the use of CPAP and surgical treatments. His educational support and surgical experiences gained over the past 27 years of treating this disorder also qualifies him to treat sleep and snoring disorders with skill and the most modern techniques.
Dr. Gadlage has attained Board Eligible status by the American Board of Sleep Medicine as well (his third Board Certification). Dr. Gadlage was invited and presented his experiences with Sleep Apnea surgery to the Georgia Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual meeting, a statewide gathering of Ear, Nose and Throat Physicians, at the Georgia Aquarium, in which presentation he shared his experience with Sleep Apnea Surgery on over 650 patients with at least one year follow up (now over 800 patients) and his results were that at 6 weeks and again at one year, 88% of patients who underwent this surgery no longer had clinical symptoms of sleep apnea, that is, daytime sleepiness and naps or witnessed apnea spells by spouses, and 78% of his patients no longer snored.
Dr. Gadlage has lectured on Sleep Apnea at Medical Staff gatherings as well at many local hospitals.