World Class Treatment In Your Hometown

World Class Treatment
In Your Hometown

World Class Treatment
In Your Hometown

Our Primary Location

UTMP Head and Neck Surgery:

UTMP Head and Neck Surgery

1325 Eastmoreland Ave  |  Suite 260
Memphis, TN 38104  |  Directions
Phone: 901-272-6051


Who Practices Here

M. Boyd Gillespie, M.D.

Complex Airway
Sleep Surgery
Salivary Gland Disorders

John Gleysteen, M.D.

Head and Neck Cancer
Microvascular Reconstruction

Sanjeet Rangarajan, M.D.

Sinus Disorders
Skull Base Surgery

Sandra Stinnett, M.D.

Voice Disorders
Complex Airway

Scott Strome, M.D.

Head and Neck Cancer

Robert Yawn, M.D.

Hearing and Ear Disorders
Skull Base Surgery

Other Locations

UT Otolaryngology East:

Our Germantown Location

7675 Wolf River Circle  |  Suite 202
Germantown, TN 38138  |  Directions
Phone: 901-737-3021

Facial Plastic Surgery:

Our Germantown Location

7675 Wolf River Circle  |  Suite 202
Germantown, TN 38138  |  Directions
Phone: 901-737-3021  |  See More

Who Practices Here:
Raj Dedhia, M.D.

UTMP Head & Neck:

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East Memphis Location

57 Germantown Ct STE 204  |  Ground Floor
Cordova, TN 38018  |  Directions
Phone: 901-758-7840  |  See More

Who Practices Here:
M. Boyd Gillespie, M.D.

Le Bonheur Outpatient Center:

Main Campus

51 N. Dunlap  |  Ground Floor
Memphis, TN 38105  |  Directions
Phone: 901-448-5885

Who Practices Here:
Bruce MacDonald, M.D.

Regional One:

Outpatient Center

880 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103  |  Directions
Phone: 901-545-6969

World Class Treatment

Brain tumor removal via nostrils leaves patients scar-free

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In November, Michael Beckman underwent brain surgery with Drs. Sanjeet Rangarajan, MD and L. Madison Michael, MD to remove a benign mass near his pituitary gland.  “The amazing part about everything is how some people don’t believe I had brain surgery,” Beckman said. Read more about skull base surgery at UTHSC or catch the rest of the article at the Daily Memphian.

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Building Cars Good Training for Performing Surgery

“We can track our instrumentation to within one millimeter of their exact location, and it helps us improve both patient safety and efficiency in the operating room.”

-Dr. Sanjeet Rangarajan, UTHSC

Click here to read the full profile in Memphis Medical News.

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Dr. Neal Beckford Named Among Memphis’s Best Doctors

Neal Beckford, M.D. was named to the Memphis Flyer’s list of best Otolaryngologists in Memphis!

Click here to see the full list.

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Dr. Phillip Langsdon Elected President of AAFPRS

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) proudly announces that Phillip R. Langsdon, MD, FACS, of Germantown, Tennessee has been installed as President of the organization.

Click here to read the full article.

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Dr. Scott Strome Named Executive Dean of UTHSC College of Medicine

“From an extraordinary pool of exceptionally well-qualified candidates, Dr. Strome was hands down the best of the very best,” Dr. Ken Brown said.

Click here to read the Commercial Appeal‘s feature on Dr. Scott Strome.

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How To Stop Snoring: UTHSC ENT’s New Sleep Apnea Procedure

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What is sleep apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder whose symptoms include loud snoring, daytime sleepiness, impaired quality of life, increased risk of heart disease, and even car accidents. It’s estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with 80% of cases going undiagnosed. It is likely that you or someone in your household wants to know how to stop snoring!

What causes sleep apnea?

Many patients with OSA have upper airway muscles that become too relaxed during sleep, therefore failing to keep the airway open. Repeated closure of the airway during sleep causes a decrease in blood oxygen that can lead to high blood pressure, heart arrhythmia, daytime sleepiness, and memory problems.

Simply put: these patients’ airway muscles close more than they should during sleep.

How to fix sleep apnea and snoring

For decades, doctors have researched the idea of stimulating the upper airway muscles to stay open during sleep. But the technology to perform this hasn’t been developed–until now!

The Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) System (Inspire Medical Systems, Minneapolis, MN, USA) is a small pacemaker device inserted under the skin of the chest that has an electrode that connects to the hypoglossal nerve which stimulates the major dilating muscles of the upper airway. The patient has a hand-held remote control that is used to activate the device prior to sleep.

Does the UAS System work?

Yes! A 2014 study observed a 68% reduction in sleep apnea severity with a mean decrease in the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) from 29 to 9; an 85% reduction in bothersome snoring; and an excellent safety profile.

More good news: at 48-months of follow-up, implanted patients showed ongoing significant improvement in daytime sleepiness, sleep-related quality of life, and snoring reduction with 81% of patients using the device nightly as their primary form of OSA therapy.

Is it right for me?

The ideal candidate for UAS are patients with moderate to severe sleep apnea (AHI 20-65) who have tried and failed CPAP and who are not overly obese.

In general, Medicare has covered the device, and a growing number of private insurers have approved the device after a case by case review.

How can UT’s “Dream Team” help?

UTHSC ENT has a dedicated Sleep Surgery Clinic. Led by Director M. Boyd Gillespie, M.D., this clinic is among the few places that this cutting-edge procedure is currently performed.

If you want to stop snoring, fix your sleep apnea, or have other sleep-related issues, the Sleep Surgery Clinic provides world class treatment in your hometown.

Want a better night sleep? Contact us!

M. Boyd Gillespie, M.D.

M. Boyd Gillespie, M.D.

Director, Sleep Surgery Clinic

UT Methodist Sleep Surgery Clinic
Suite 260
1325 Eastmoreland Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104

Make an appointment: 
Call: 901-272-6051

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Sialendoscopy: A Breakthrough for Gland Disorders After Cancer Treatment

“After she met with Dr. Marion Boyd Gillespie, a colleague at MUSC who specialized in head and neck surgery and sialendoscopy, she was diagnosed with obstructive salivary gland disease…”

Click here to read the full article on Dr. Gillespie’s cutting edge treatment.

Surgery Offers Relief from Runny Nose

“He gave me my life back.”  -Dena Ammons, UTHSC patient

UTHSC ENTs Perform Robotic Approach to the Pediatric Spine

Robotic SurgeryUTHSC Otolaryngologists John Gleysteen, MD and Sanjeet Rangarajan, MD, M.Eng. recently performed the first known pediatric transoral robotic approach to the cervical spine at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Read more

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