Sleep apnea is a chronic sleep disorder caused by a collapse of the airway during sleep that forces the sufferer to wake up in order to breathe. This causes sleep apnea sufferers to fall asleep and wake up and fall asleep and wake up repeatedly all night long. In severe cases, a sleep apnea patient will wake up and fall asleep up to 70 times in an hour.
Sleep apnea affects an estimated 18 million Americans – disturbing their sleep at night, stealing their alertness during the day, and greatly harming their long-term health and wellness. While non-surgical treatments are available to help sleep apnea sufferers, a large number of patients are frustrated with the often uncomfortable and cumbersome CPAP machines.
The Surgical Arts Centre uses a traditional sleep apnea procedure, but our delivery model – one-on-one special care at our facility – differs from a traditional delivery model. Our model significantly reduces recovery time and most patients are back to normal activity in 7-10 days. With a traditional delivery model, patients are looking at 4-6 weeks of recovery.
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Sleep apnea can cause or exacerbate the following health issues:
• Snoring and lack of sleep.
• High blood pressure.
• Depression and anxiety.
• Cardiovascular disease and heart failure.
• Obesity and difficulties losing weight.
• Increase risk of accidents due to a lack of mental alertness.
Common results after sleep apnea treatment at the Surgical Arts Center:
• Uninterrupted sleep and dreaming.
• A reduction in or alleviation of snoring.
• Metabolism changes that assist with weight loss.
• Higher levels of mental clarity and attentiveness.
• Alleviation of many forms of depression and anxiety.
• A lowered risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and other diseases.
Maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) surgery: Our sleep apnea surgery of choice
Maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) surgery moves both the upper and lower jaw of the patient forward, creating a larger airway, eliminating mechanical obstructions, and literally giving you more room to breath freely.
• MMA surgery is up to 99 percent effective and has been accepted by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
• The MMA procedure is an alternative to more invasive surgeries like a tracheotomy or Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP).
• A recent study of 50 patients found that MMA surgery not only greatly improved sleep apnea symptoms, but also decreased patient blood pressure and body mass index over time. In this study, MMA had a success rate of 100 percent.
• Many MMA surgery patients can stop using their continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine after treatment.
Meet Dr. Taylor
Dr. Taylor is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, as well as the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He has served as an examiner for both specialty boards.
Over the years, Dr. Taylor has developed the delivery model used at the facility for sleep apnea, TMJ surgery and corrective jaw surgery. Also during this time, he has contributed to numerous medical textbooks, published extensively in peer reviewed medical literature, and lectured nationally and internationally at medical meetings and scientific programs about this delivery model. He also provides seminars to those suffering from sleep apnea.
The results of his delivery model results were most recently presented to a scientific meeting at The University of Texas for review and comment by an international gathering of surgeons involved in this type of surgery.
Find out if you are an ideal candidate for sleep apnea surgery at the Surgical Arts Centre
Imagine waking up feeling refreshed. Imagine packing away your CPAP machine. Imagine finally finding a solution to your sleep apnea and all of the heartache that it creates. At the Surgical Arts Centre, we are dedicated to helping you improve your health, improve your life, and finally get a good night’s sleep.