This video is an interview with Dr. Marina Carrasco-Llatas about Drug-induced sleep endoscopy also known as Drug induced sleep endoscopy (DISE). Dr. Carrasco-Llatas is well known for her research in this area and her implication for sleep apnea surgery.
DISE is an exploration performed by the otolaryngologist in snoring or sleep apnea patients in order to watch the upper airway in a state that mimics natural sleep, so the vibrations and collapsing areas can be assessed. The main goal of DISE is to provide the patient with a tailor-made treatment when the standard treatment, upper airway positive pressure, is not indicated or tolerated.
DISE is a dynamic exploration where maneuvers can and should be performed. She explains the most important things about DISE and future areas of research.