Surgical Center develops sleep apnea delivery model that reduces recovery time and eliminates the use of CPAP in 95 to 99 percent of patients. Surgical Sleep Solutions physician Clark O. Taylor M.D., D.D.S. has combined a 95 to 99 percent curative sleep apnea surgery with a delivery model that allows most patients to shelve their CPAP machines and recover within 7 to 10 days.

MISSOULA, MONTANA (OCTOBER 2014) – In the past, there have not been many practical or highly effective cures for obstructive sleep apnea, a sleep and breathing disorder which affects an estimated 25 million Americans. Now, however, sleep apnea surgical center Surgical Sleep Solutions has announced that its unique treatment model, which pairs Maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) surgery with special patient-centered care, has a 95 to 99 percent success rate in curing sleep apnea. This treatment model also lowers sleep apnea surgical costs and shortens patient recovery times.

The most common treatment for sleep apnea until now, the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device, requires sleep apnea sufferers to wear a breathing mask each night for the rest of their lives and has a low, 35 percent compliance rate. Surgical treatments for sleep apnea have also not seen much success in the past. Surgeries like a tracheotomy and Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) are very invasive and rarely completely cure patients. At the same time, MMA surgery is effective but requires a hospital setting and 4 to 6 weeks of recovery time.

The Surgical Sleep Solutions procedure combined with a specialized delivery model offer patients something new: a less invasive procedure, a very high success rate, a shorter recovery time, historically lower price tag, and an alternative to life with a CPAP machine. The delivery model, focused on one-on-one care at a private surgical facility, allows patients to spend just one night away from home after the surgery. Most patients can return to regular activities within ten days of their procedure.

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