VIDEO – Soroush Zaghi, MD – Sleep & Airway Disorders – 2019 Symposium Keynote

Soroush Zaghi, MD, presenting on “A Brief History of Case & Clinical Studies in Sleep and Airway Disorders From Tracheotomy to Frenectomy and Beyond” at the American Laser Study Club’s (ALSC) 2019 Symposium in Phoenix, AZ. At the 2020 ALSC Symposium, Dr. Zaghi will be presenting “The Airways Disorder Diagnostics and Treatments Outlook for 2020 and beyond.” The 2020 Symposium will be held on February 28, 29, and March 1, 2020, in Delray Beach near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Presentation Abstract:
Restrictive lingual frenulum has been identified as a phenotype of obstructive sleep apnea in children and adults, and recent studies on the assessment of functional ankyloglossia have been instrumental in identifying a larger population of patients with restricted tongue mobility who may benefit from treatment. A growing number of patients and providers are seeking peer-reviewed evidence-based information for the treatment of ankyloglossia, especially as it relates to sleep-disordered breathing, however, most articles that are published on this topic consist of limited case-reports, case-series, and retrospective cohort studies. This presentation will provide a brief history of case and clinical studies in sleep and airway disorders from tracheotomy to frenectomy and beyond to provide context for the limited levels of evidence currently supporting the rapidly evolving fields of sleep-disordered breathing, myofunctional therapy, and tongue-tie surgery.

Presenter Biographical Highlights:
Dr. Zaghi graduated from Harvard Medical School, completed his residency in ENT (Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery) at UCLA, and Sleep Surgery Fellowship at Stanford University. The focus of his sub-specialty training is on the comprehensive treatment of nasal obstruction, snoring, and obstructive sleep apnea. He is very active in clinical research relating to sleep-disordered breathing with over 70+ peer-reviewed research publications in the fields of neuroscience, head and neck surgery, and sleep-disordered breathing. Dr. Zaghi is particularly interested in studying the impact of tethered-oral tissues (such as tongue-tie) and oral myofascial dysfunction on maxillofacial development, upper airway resistance syndrome, and obstructive sleep apnea. He is an invited lecturer, author, and journal reviewer for topics relating to the diagnosis and management of sleep-disordered breathing and tongue-tie disorders. Learn more about Dr. Zaghi at or at Learn more about the upcoming ALSC Symposium at #Airway #SleepApnea #ALSC