I have been successfully treated for Central and Obstructive Sleep Apneas with CPAP titration. I now want maxillofacial surgery. My pulmonary MD says that I am an excellent candidate. I would love to be able to get off of my ResMed machine with corrective jaw surgery. I have two very recent sleep studies, a recent EKG, a recent MRI, and labs and consults. Which countries and which doctors should I consider? I can't afford to get this done in the USA.
I Need to Go Abroad for Maxillofacial Surgery for Sleep Apnea. Where Should I Go?
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
The first step in treatment resides in recognition of the symptoms and seeking appropriate consultation. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons offer consultation and treatment options.In addition to a detailed history, the doctors will assess the anatomic relationships in the maxillofacial region. With cephalometic (skull x-ray) analysis, the doctors can ascertain the level of obstruction. Sometimes a naso-pharyngeal exam is done with a flexible fiber-optic camera. To confirm the amount of cardiovascular compromise and decreased oxygenation levels, a sleep study may be recommended to monitor an individual overnight.
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