Research & Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

The OSPREY Study

Did you know that OSA is the most common type of sleep apnea? The OSPREY study researches the effectiveness of a new, innovative medical device called the aura6000 for moderate to severe OSA. The device treats obstructive sleep apnea using targeted hypoglossal neurostimulation, and is an alternative to the CPAP machine for treating sleep apnea. It has been approved by the FDA to commence an investigational device exemption (IDE) clinical study with Dr. Schalch Lepe as the principal investigator.  Find out if you qualify to participate in this study by clicking on the button below:

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Featured Publications

Functional endoscopic dilatation of the sinuses (FEDS): Patient selection and surgical technique

Friedman M, Schalch P, .Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2006 June;17(2):126-134. doi: 10.2500/ajr.2008.22.3155.PMID: 18416981

Surgery of the palate and oropharynx.

Friedman M, Schalch P.Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2007 Aug;40(4):829-43. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2007.04.010.PMID: 17606025 Review.

Retromaxillary-infratemporal fossa dissection for tumors of the anterior and anterior/lateral skull base

Schalch P., Doerr, T., Krantz, K., Vanefsky, M., Shibuya, T.,Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2010 Mar;21(1):35-38. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2007.04.010.PMID: 17606025 Review.

Z-Palatoplasty

Friedman, M., Schalch P.,Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2007 Mar;18(1):32-6. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2007.04.010.PMID: 17606025 Review.

Palatal stiffening after failed uvulopalatopharyngoplasty with the Pillar Implant System.

Friedman M, Schalch P, Joseph NJ.Laryngoscope. 2006 Nov;116(11):1956-61. doi: 10.1097/01.mlg.0000242119.92179.b6.PMID: 17075397

Middle turbinate medialization with bovine serum albumin tissue adhesive (BioGlue).

Friedman M, Schalch P.Laryngoscope. 2008 Feb;118(2):335-8. doi: 10.1097/MLG.0b013e318158198f.PMID: 17989573

Upper esophageal pH monitoring: Transnasal placement of the Bravo wireless capsule system

Friedman M, Schalch P.Otolaryngol Clin North Am.2007 Dec;18(4):324-328. doi:10.1097/MLG.0b013e318158198f.PMID: 17989573

Endoscopic septoplasty

Friedman M, Schalch P.Otolaryngol Clin North Am.2006 June;17(2):139-142. doi:10.1097/MLG.0b013e318158198f.PMID: 17989573

Middle turbinate medialization with bovine serum albumin tissue adhesive (BioGlue).

Friedman M, Schalch P.Laryngoscope. 2008 Feb;118(2):335-8. doi: 10.1097/MLG.0b013e318158198f.PMID: 17989573

Functional endoscopic dilatation of the sinuses: patient satisfaction, postoperative pain, and cost.

Friedman M, Schalch P, Lin HC, Mazloom N, Neidich M, Joseph NJ.Am J Rhinol. 2008 Mar-Apr;22(2):204-9. doi: 10.2500/ajr.2008.22.3155.PMID: 18416981
portrait photo of Dr. Schalch Lepe

Better Breathing Starts Today

Specializing in the treatment of a variety of conditions (deviated septum, nasal obstruction, snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, etc.),  Dr. Schalch Lepe is highly qualified and motivated to provide his patients with the best possible treatment results. Dr. Schalch Lepe takes an in-depth, personalized approach with each patient to ensure they receive the best possible treatment for their situation.

Originally from Mexico City, Mexico, Dr. Schalch Lepe has the unique perspective of having trained in multiple countries. This experience has led him to be sought out by domestic and international patients, many of whom are Mexican ex-pats living throughout San Diego County and Southern California.