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?
Doctor Answers 4
In general, I do not recommend having this type of surgery overseas. You have to be seen on weekly basis for the first 2 months by your surgeon. If there is an infection or complication, its always better to be nearby or at least in a same country. There are many good OMS in the country that can do this procures.
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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