Snoring hurts. Think about it. Problem snorers are at higher risk for a host of negative health problems including high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, persistent fatigue, headaches, and reflux. Even worse, snoring not only affects the snorer, it is detrimental to the sleeping partner as well. Sleeping partners of snorers lose an average of an hour of sleep each night. No wonder snorers and their partners often complain of stress in their relationships. The good news for Lafayette is that The Snoring Center is devoted entirely to treating snoring via a variety of simple, yet effective procedures.
Snoring can be caused by abnormalities in the shape of the breathing passageways, allergies or even lifestyle. This is why there is no one perfect cure-all for snoring and that is why The Snoring Center utilizes different procedures. It allows us to treat the individual in a manner that will positively combat their snoring problems. The treatments we provide for our patients include:
Of course, allergies aren’t the only cause of snoring. The Snoring Center utilizes the latest minimally invasive procedures to treat other causes of snoring. Our list of treatments includes:
- Pillar Procedure
- Coblation Turbinate Reduction
- Palate Coblation
- Laser Tonsillectomy
- Home Sleep Study
- Oral Appliances
- Snoring Surgery
In most cases, our Ear, Nose, and Throat physicians can evaluate, consult and treat a patient’s problem during one office visit. The entire process can take as little as one hour. So, if you (or your sleeping partner) snores, come see us at The Snoring Center’s Lafayette office for a consultation.
A native of Abbeville, Dr. Noel grew up in a rice farming family. He is a graduate of Vermilion Catholic High School and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he was named the Outstanding Graduate of 1986. He attended LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, graduating with honors as well as attaining membership in Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, awarded to the top ten percent of medical graduates. Dr. Noel completed his residency training in otolaryngology at Tulane University Medical Center following an internship in surgery and research fellowship at the LSU/Kresge Hearing Research Laboratory of the South in New Orleans. Dr. Noel returned home in 1997 after completing his training to found Noel ENT Clinic, with offices in Abbeville and Lafayette. Dr. Noel is board certified in Otolaryngology as well as Sleep Medicine, one of the few specialists in Louisiana with this distinction. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, entailing an extensive course of study, qualifying examinations, and experience in the management of allergic disease.
Dr. Noel enjoys treating people of all ages for the full spectrum of ENT care and is ever mindful of the privilege he is afforded in being entrusted with your care. Dr. Noel and his wife, Michele McLachlan Noel, MD, are the parents of five children who keep them very busy.