Obstructive sleep apnea 3d airway procedure sss

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is caused by an anatomical obstruction during sleep to the normal flow of air from the upper aerodigestive tract to the lungs. It may be secondary to actual anatomical deficiencies anywhere from the nose, soft palate, or base of tongue, or to the abnormal loss of compliance of the soft tissues of the upper airway. It is exacerbated by excessive weight, and certain anatomical variations to the neck and throat, the presence of tonsils and adenoidal tissue, among other factors.

Bimaxillary advancement sleep apnea surgery, also known as maxillomandibular advancement (MMA), moves both the upper and lower jaw forward, creating a larger airway and eliminating obstructions that cause sleep apnea.

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Preoperative Assessment

Parts of your bimaxillary advancement preoperative assessment may be done in your local community while others parts will be completed in our outpatient surgical facility. Preparations for your procedure will likely involve your surgeon, your anesthesiologist, your supporting medical staff, your referring doctor, and your orthodontist.


Bimaxillary Advancement Surgery

During bimaxillary advancement surgery, all incisions are made inside the mouth after the anesthesiologist delivers a safe, appropriate general anesthetic. The upper and lower jaws are then mobilized and advanced together in order to open the airway.

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Post Operative Care

Unlike many other bimaxillary advancement surgeries, our treatment model allows the majority of patients to spend only one night in professional care and away from home. In addition, most of our patients are ready to return to work and many other activities just 7 to 10 days after their procedure.

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