Tongue suspension

Tongue suspension is a surgical technique used in the treatment of airway obstruction due to the back of the tongue falling against the back wall of the throat blocking the airway. The base (back) of the tongue is anchored with a suture, which is then passed through an eyelet screw made of titanium that has been placed into the inside of the middle of the jaw. This is a procedure that prevents the tongue from dropping backwards while the patient is asleep.

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The New York Head and Neck Institute provides seamless, integrated care for people with diseases, disorders and tumors of the head and neck.