Sleep Surgery

The Vanderbilt Sleep Surgery program treats sleep apnea and snoring — both of which can cause unhealthy disruptions in your sleep pattern. Our surgical team has successfully treated patients just like you, helping them get back to a peaceful night’s sleep. 

Conditions We Treat

Meet Your Care Team

David T. Kent
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David T. KentMD

    Nose and Sinus Conditions, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Surgery, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Medicine, Sleep Related Surgery

Why Choose Sleep Surgery at Vanderbilt

  • Skilled clinicians

    Our doctors have specialized training in diagnosing and treating sleep apnea and snoring. As leading experts, they also serve in the organizations responsible for establishing national guidelines for patient care.

  • Knowledge and experience in surgery

    Our surgeons have extensive experience performing surgeries that provide relief from snoring and sleep apnea. Their experience translates into the best possible care and outcomes for you.

  • Innovation

    If you need an alternative to a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device, Vanderbilt is the only institution in Middle Tennessee offering hypoglossal nerve stimulation, which involves an implantable device for obstructive sleep apnea.

  • Personalized care

    We tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique needs and health goals. We help you navigate your treatment options to ensure that you receive the best possible care.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

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    Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BIPAP)
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    In-office snoring and sleep apnea treatments
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    Lifestyle changes
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    Nasal airway surgery
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    Oral (dental) appliances
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    Positional therapy
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    Upper airway reconstructive surgery


During your first visit, it’s very important that you bring the following items with you:

  • A copy of results from your prior sleep studies
  • Your CPAP or BIPAP machine (if you have one)
  • Any written medical or surgical records
  • A CD with your medical images (if any)
1215 21st Ave. S., Floors 6-10
Nashville, TN 37232

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