Dr Eng Ooi Flinders Medical Centre Research Interests

Dr Ooi has research interests in tonsil cancer, head and neck cancers, chronic sinusitis, and endoscopic sinus surgery with Flinders University

Are you struggling to use CPAP?

Patients with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) can snore loudly, feel tired, fall asleep easily, have poor concentration, wake up feeling unrefreshed with risks to their health. OSA is usually treated with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask treatment or a mandibular advancement splint. However, some patients are intolerant of CPAP or are unable to be successfully treated with CPAP. Multi-level airway surgery with a UPPP and coblation tongue channelling is a surgical option for treating patients who failed medical treatment. The NHMRC has funded a multi-centre randomised controlled trial (RCT) investigating the outcomes of multi-level upper airway surgery for patients who have failed medical treatment. Dr Eng Ooi is a surgeon involved with the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health in this trial. We are looking for volunteers who are eligible for this important NHMRC trial.