Surgical Treatment Of Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

One of several sleep disorders, sleep apnea is a serious condition that may cause heart disease. Obstruction of the airway may be caused at several different levels of the nose and throat. A team of specialists, including a physician, ear, nose and throat specialist, and a maxillo-facial oral surgeon, should investigate the condition. Sleep apnea treatment may require admission to a sleep clinic.

In some cases sleep apnea surgery may be required. Some patients may benefit from bi-maxillary advancement of the jaws or genioplasty (advancement of the tongue and chin) to create space at the back of the throat.

Dr Herman E.C. Kruger

DR HERMAN E.C. KRUGER

He is a Registered Specialist in Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery in private practice and part-time public service and manages disease processes, trouma and injuries as well as congenital defects involving the mouth, jaws and facial bones. Read more about Dr Kruger

CONTACT DETAILS

Physical Address:
36 St James Road, 5201 East London, Eastern Cape
Tel: 043 722 6212
Fax: 043 743 3994

Email: fkhamissa@sainet.co.za