Our Bimaxillary Advancement Abstract Appears in SLEEP Publication

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Dr. Stephen D. Ochs of Surgical Sleep Solutions presented a bimaxillary advancement abstract at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies conference in Seattle, Washington. In addition to the presentation of the sleep apnea surgery poster at the conference, the investigation’s abstract was featured in Volume 38 of SLEEP’s abstract supplement. This supplement is presented by the Journal of Sleep and Sleep Disorders Research, published by The Associated Professional Sleep Societies, and a joint venture of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society.

The abstract was titled: “Outpatient Delivery of Bimaxillary Advancement as a First Choice for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe OSA.” The investigation took a close look at the bimaxillary advancement treatment model developed by Surgical Sleep Solutions, from how it offers an effective alternative to CPAP to how it provides a safe and shorter recovery period.

Our Bimaxillary Advancement Abstract

Over the last 11 years, Clark O. Taylor, M.D., D.D.S, and Dr. Stephen D. Ochs, M.D., J.D., M.B.A., have developed an outpatient delivery model for bimaxillary advancement for those who have sleep apnea and are seeking alternatives to CPAP devices. In their investigation, they propose that their treatment model should be a first choice ahead of traditional Stage 1 surgical procedures, such as UPPP, hyoid suspension, genioglossus advancement, and septoplasy – and that these procedures should be reserved as secondary interventions.

Method

The two doctors evaluated the outcome of more than 500 bimaxillary advancement patients who had received the surgery with the Surgical Sleep Solution’s treatment and delivery model. Of the patients, some had been treated as long ago as 10 years and as recently as three months ago.  Each of the patients experienced a delivery model that included:

  • Pre-op and post-op evaluation with a 3D airway CT scan.
  • Pre-op and post-op sleep apnea symptoms assessment and sleep study.
  • Surgery at a Certified Office Based Ambulatory Surgical Facility.
  • Overnight observation without a hospital stay.
  • Specialized anesthetic protocol.

Results

The sleep apnea investigation found that 95 percent of all evaluated patients experienced the complete improvement of OSA symptoms and that none needed to utilize a CPAP machine. All patients reported subjective satisfaction with the outcome In addition, there were no unplanned hospital admissions. Of 500 patients, five showed residual or mild sleep apnea symptoms in sleep studies, though symptoms like snoring were not observed by sleep partners.

Conclusion

Bimaxillary advancement surgery under this treatment model should be a first choice for patients with moderate to severe sleep apnea who aren’t finding success with CPAP. Long-term results of up to ten years show that this is a “curative” procedure for OSA.

Learn More About Surgical Sleep Solutions For Sleep Apnea

Could bimaxillary advancement be the right treatment choice for you? Learn more about our delivery model and get all of your questions answered by contacting us today.

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