I am needing to have a Nuss Procedure and Maxillomandibular advancement. Any suggestions?
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Plastic surgery for face and chest
Since you're in New York, I would recommend visiting NYU to have this consult. I would recommend Dr. Staffenberg for the orthognathic surgery - he is excellent and is a craniofacial plastic surgeon. I'm sure he will know of a thoracic colleague who can perform the Nuss bar.
You would be better off doing this with two different surgeons - the thoracic surgeons don't typically do facial surgery and although many plastic surgeons have done Nuss procedures, now usually thoracic specialists do this more frequently.
Procedures for obstructive sleep apnea
I am needing to have a Nuss Procedure and Maxillomandibular advancement.
Orthognathic surgery can be fantastic but it can also have numerous problems associated including permanent lip numbness. There may be a far better alternative.
I suggest looking into the DNA Appliance and Epigenetic Orthodontics prior to looking into surgery.
I see that you are in New York. I would contact Dr Martha Cortes and learn what she can do non-surgically before you make any decisions. I do 95% of my DNA patients but I refer my "Surgical" patients to Dr Cortes. I had one patient who I referred to Dr Cortes that had 5 different O.S. across the country tell her she needed double jaw surgery .
Dr Cortes is a past student of mine who I taught Sleep Apnea Treatment. Smartest student I ever had. I took my DNA, RNA appliance treatment courses from Martha.
She commuted to N.Y. for the DNA and was completed without surgery and with far better results.
Ira L Shapira DDS, D,ABDSM, D,AAPM, FICCMO
Certified DNA Appliance Provider
Chair, Alliance of TMD Organizations
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