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I had such a wonderful experience there with Dr Thomas, I had a skin drafting done it was such a smooth process I am healing very well and had a great stay there, Thank you so much
Dr Pedro Monteiro - ENT and Skull Base Surgeon, located in Syfred Douglas St, Cape Town, South Africa offers patients Sleep Apnea Surgery procedures among its total of 43 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Sleep Apnea Surgery procedures at Dr Pedro Monteiro - ENT and Skull Base Surgeon, as all prices are available on request only. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by just a small team of specialists, with 2 in total at the Hospital, and they have multiple recognized accreditations, including: HPCSA - Health Professions Council of South AfricaRCSEd - The Royal College of Surgeons of EdinburghRCSEd - The Royal College of Surgeons of EdinburghFCS(SA) - Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa
My Son was admitted with a very rare autoimmune illness in April this year. The care he was given was superb Prof Dheda, Prof Louw and their team of specialists covered every possibility , diagnosed efficiently and treated effectively. There was time taken to explain everything. The Hospital Matron made allowances for me to spend as much as possible time with my son and also allowed for frequent visits from close family. Mr Daniel Mathew the Hospital General manager is very approachable and interested . The staff was friendly and helpful. Basically every one from reception through admin to ICU was friendly and helpful. I Highly recommend this hospital
Parking is a huge problem.On a positive note it is a great hospital with great specialists and doctor's hence why it is so busy. Well worth driving around a bit looking for parking knowing your loved one's are in good hands. My mind at ease. My husband is well looked after. Thank you Linksfield staff :)
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Sleep apnea surgery is recommended when other types of treatment have not improved your sleep apnea. There are various types of sleep apnea surgery and each one focuses on a few different body parts, including the nose, tongue, palate (the soft tissue in the back of your mouth and throat), as well as the bones of your face, jaw, and neck.
Nasal surgery is performed if you have a deviated septum or any growths such as polyps that can get in the way of your breathing. With tongue surgery, part of the base of your tongue is removed or your tongue is firmed up by pulling the muscles that attach it to your jaw in order to keep your tongue from blocking your airway. If your doctor recommends palate surgery, your doctor may perform tonsillectomy, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, palate radiofrequency, or palate implants. If you need surgery to your bones, your surgeon may break your upper and lower jaw and move everything forward to make your airways bigger.
Depending on which procedure you underwent, you may need to stay in South Africa for 7 to 14 days or until your surgeon allows you to travel. During your stay, you will attend follow up checkups where your condition will be monitored and any stitches will be removed.
The recovery period varies depending on the type of surgery you undergo as well as your overall health. It may take several weeks or months until you can return to your normal activities (including work and exercise) and eat your normal diet.
Different types of surgery may have different aftercare. Your surgeon will give you a set of instructions that include wound care, dietary restrictions, and exercises. You may also need to attend a follow-up checkup with your local doctor to monitor your healing progress.
Sleep apnea surgery is generally safe and effective. Removing part of your base tongue has around 60% success rate, but surgery performed to your bones offer a higher success rate. The side effects and risks of sleep apnea surgery are infections, excessive bleeding, deep vein thrombosis, urinary retention, additional breathing problems, and allergic reaction to anesthesia.
Surgery is normally not required if your problem can be managed with non-surgical treatment. Your doctor may recommend a nerve stimulator, mouthpieces, special pillows, or a device called Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) as the alternatives. Make sure to discuss with your doctor the best option for your case.
Sleep apnea prevents you from sleeping well, making you feel sleepy and unable to think straight during the day. It can be dangerous for your day-to-day life and increase the chance of having an accident while driving or at work. After the surgery, you can start sleeping well and your quality of life will be greatly improved.
Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 28/11/2020.