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Sleep Surgery

The Vanderbilt Sleep Surgery program treats snoring and sleep apnea, which can cause unhealthy disruptions in your sleep. These disruptions can affect your health and daytime energy. For patients who struggle with CPAP and meet certain criteria, we offer hypoglossal nerve stimulation (Inspire therapy). We offer a range of additional medical and surgical options to create a treatment plan that meets your unique needs. Our surgical teams has treated many patients just like you successfully, helping them get back to a peaceful night’s sleep. 

Download our free Sleep Apnea treatment guide

Conditions We Treat

Meet Your Care Team

David T. Kent

David T. KentMD

    Nose and Sinus Conditions, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Surgery, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Medicine
Holly Budnick

Holly BudnickAPRN

    ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Nose and Sinus Conditions, Otolaryngology, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Medicine

Why Choose Sleep Surgery at Vanderbilt

  • physician, doctor, stethoscope, Skilled clinicians
    Skilled clinicians

    Our team comprehensively treats the full spectrum of sleep disorders and has specialized medical and surgical training to help manage sleep apnea and snoring in patients that have not been able to succeed with CPAP. As leading experts, they serve in organizations responsible for establishing national patient care guidelines.

  • medical chart, clipboard, cross, Knowledge and experience
    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.

  • lightning bolt, Innovation, advanced

    Vanderbilt was the first institution in Tennessee to offer hypoglossal nerve stimulation, an implantable device for obstructive sleep apnea. Our team has been recognized for their comprehensive care and excellent outcomes with a designation as an Excellence Program Care Team by Inspire Medical Systems.

  • goal, specialized, individualized, customized, Personalized care
    Personalized care

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

  • clipboard, graph, Seamless care
    Clinical trials

    As part of an academic medical center, our dedication to sleep apnea research gives you access to the latest treatment options and clinical trials.

Tests, Treatments and Services

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


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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