This lecture will review the decision-making process involved in choosing the proper surgical modality in successful management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea patients. The importance and value of understanding of airway fluid dynamics and the application to our surgical case planning will be explained and discussed. Additionally, our experience and research at Saint Louis University in pre and post-surgical computational fluid dynamics will be presented. Includes the computational fluid dynamic studies in maxillomandibular advancement. Other surgical modalities, such as Trans Oral Robotic Surgery for base of tongue resection as a stand-alone procedure or in combination with other OSA surgical approaches will be reviewed. In addition, the importance of TMJ evaluation for stability of MMA cases and need for surgical intervention in concomitant fashion with orthognathic surgery will be presented in case series.
Identify various surgical procedures available for the management of sleep apnea.
Evaluate the planning involved in achieving a successful outcome.
Comprehend the importance of TMJ evaluation in the decision-making process.