Houston, Texas (PressExposure) March 22, 2012 -- Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a breathing disorder that occurs during sleep. Obstructive Sleep Apnea can cause a variety of life-threatening health problems including daytime sleepiness, narcolepsy, impaired memory and concentration, high blood pressure, heart attacks, and strokes. Dr. Jason Hall, the plastic surgeon at Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery Center (HPCS) offers obstructive sleep apnea treatment. The surgeon is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.
When a person is suspected to have the disorder, the physician will conduct polysomnogram (or "sleep study") to determine the severity of the disease. For most patients with OSA, a nasal CPAP machine will be the first step in treatment. Sometimes, surgical treatment may be necessary for patients suffering from OSA. Established indications for surgical correction of OSA are moderate-severe OS, severe daytime sleepiness (despite a low AHI), OSA with co-morbid medical conditions (such as heart arrhythmias and high blood pressure), OSA with anatomic airway abnormalities, and failure of non-surgical therapy.
The procedures offered to reduce airflow resistance and open the airways include:
HPCS has advanced resources and technology, and all facilities required for providing state-of-the-art treatment and care. The surgeons here aim to provide the best possible care to all patients with current advancements in plastic surgery.
Scheduling a consultation with a plastic surgeon at Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery Center is easy. Either request a consultation online or call (713) 791-0700. Appointments may be scheduled between the hours of 9:00am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.
About Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery
Located in Houston, Texas, Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery Center is an established plastic surgery center providing the latest aesthetic and reconstructive surgical procedures. Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery Center is managed by Dr Sean Boutros and Dr Jason Hall, leading surgeons in the field. The center is especially dedicated to providing rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation surgery, ear reconstruction, breast reconstruction, cleft lip and palate reconstruction, and craniofacial surgery. More information on the cosmetic surgery procedures is available at http://www.hpcsurgery.com.