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


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


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