Obstructive Sleep Apnea is regarded as one of the top health care issues with potential future complications. Fortunately, surgery is a solution for people who suffer from the disorder but have seen no relief from traditional treatment. Sleep Apnea surgery helps eliminate the troublesome symptoms of Sleep Apnea – including daytime sleepiness, loss of concentration, memory loss, mood swings and even depression. Jaw Advancement Surgery, one of the most successful forms of Sleep Apnea surgery, increases the volumetric size of a patient’s airway, treating the root cause.
Many methods of surgery for Sleep Apnea have been used to treat the disorder in the past, but the results have been variable and unpredictable. Jaw Advancement Surgery is a definitive surgery for Sleep Apnea that has recently emerged, offering hope to those who have failed conservative management with C-PAP and oral appliances.
Jaw Advancement Surgery is the only Sleep Apnea surgery that actually expands the airway size throughout its course from the nose, past the soft palate and the tongue to the lungs. Unlike methods of surgery for Sleep Apnea that target one specific site along the path of the airway, this form of surgery targets the entire airway, enlarging it and shortening it to increase airflow and decrease the turbulence that contributes to airway collapse.
Dr. Lee works closely with a full team of sleep medicine doctors, otolaryngologists, dentists and orthodontists and uses the latest in Sleep Apnea surgery technology and treatment planning. At the Cincinnati Center for Corrective Jaw Surgery, he uses state-of-the-art equipment and procedures to restore a patient’s quality of life.