Effective Solutions for Obstructive Sleep Apnea at Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery Center

By: Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery  11/08/2014
Keywords: obstructive sleep apnea, Sleep Apnea Treatment, osa treatment Houston

An established AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice in Texas, Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery is providing effective treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common, but serious disorder characterized by complete or partial obstruction in the upper airway during sleep. Federal statistics makes it clear that, over 18 million people in the U.S. suffered from the OSA syndrome in 2012. It is characterized habitual snoring, labored breathing, observed apneas, restless sleep, and daytime neurobehavioral problems.

At this Houston-based surgical center, the plastic surgeons are trained and experienced in reconstructive procedures and focused on providing customized treatment for each patient. They perform a thorough evaluation on the pattern of airway blockage and plan which helps them tailor customized surgical plans to help resolve the issue.

Patients undergo a polysomnogram or sleep study to determine the severity of the condition during the initial consultation. Once the severity is identified, the surgeon develops an appropriate treatment plan. The effective surgical treatments provided for OSA eliminate the need for the use of nasal CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine. These treatment options are: Tracheotomy: A permanent opening or hole is created in the in the neck to the windpipe (trachea) and a tube is inserted to allow air to get inside without touching upper airway, and bypassing the upper throat, tongue, mouth, and nasal passages.

Tonsillectomy: This procedure addresses the issues caused by enlarged tonsils and adenoids which cause OSA in children. It involves the removal of adenoids and tonsils that block air.

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP): UPPP is performed when an enlarged tongue causes OSA. The excess tissues in the throat are removed to make the airway wider and allow air to move more easily through the throat.

Genioglossus advancement: In this procedure, the muscles of the tongue base are advanced forward on a small piece of bone attached to the mandible. This limits posterior dislocation during sleep.

Hyoid myotomy: In hyoid myotomy, the muscles of the tongue base are advanced forward causing them to pull away from the back of the throat and enlarge the airway. This procedure is usually done in combination with other procedures.

Maxillomandibular Advancement (MMA): In this procedure, the bones of both the upper and lower jaw are cut down and advanced forward. This can physically enlarge the airway as well as prevent airway collapse

Distraction Osteogenesis: Distraction osteogenesis, ideal for newborns and young children, involves the distraction of lower bone by stretching it to create a larger and anatomically better bony shape.

The surgeons evaluate each patient carefully to determine the most appropriate treatment.

About Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery

Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery is an AAAASF accredited plastic surgery center specialized in providing cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. The surgical center is equipped with advanced facilities to provide effective, safe and customized care. For more information, visit www.hpcsurgery.com

Contact Information

6400 Fannin Suite 2290,
Houston, TX 77030
Ph: 713-791-0700
Fax: 713-791-0703

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