California Sleep Institute

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Welcome to California Sleep Institute of Palo Alto, CA

The Center for Facial and Airway Reconstructive Surgery (CFARS) was founded by internationally renowned pioneers in sleep apnea surgery; Drs. Nelson Powell and Robert Riley. The website provides information and education on breathing disorders, including Sleep Apnea Surgery and the surgical treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSA). In 2009, the Center for Facial and Airway Reconstructive Surgery joined the CEI Medical Group as the California Sleep Institute (CSI).

Established 24 years ago, CSI still strives for excellence in:

  • Evaluation and treatment of obstructive breathing disorders, including Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome, Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome and snoring
  • Diagnosis and treatment of facial deformities
  • Management of sinus disease, as well as other head and neck-related conditions
Dateline NBC Investigation - We are also interested in how sleepiness, regardless of the cause, affects performance at home, in the work place and while driving. Are you a dangerous driver? Please view our condensed 12 minute clip of a scientific investigation done by Powell and Riley, Dateline - NBC, Stanford University, General Motors and The Sleep Education and Research Foundation.

California Sleep Institute ... Where Surgery Works for Sleep Apnea

California Sleep Institute Procedure Highlights

  Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)
  This is the traditional UPPP technique for improving the airway at this level.

  Maxillomandibular Advancement
  This procedure is designed to open additional airway behind the back of the tongue.
  Mandibular & Maxillary Osteotomy
  Also known as Genioglossus Advancement, this procedures is designed to place tension on the tongue and improve the airway behind the back of the tongue during sleep.
  Patient Sleep Education