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Surgical Mini-Lectures and Clinics

Saturday, September 17, 2011
10:00AM - 12:00PM


(C) 201C


Surgical and Medical Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea - An Evidence-Based Review

Christopher Francis Viozzi, DDS, MD
Chair, Consultant, Assistant Professor of Surgery and Residency Program Director, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Eric J. Olson, MD
Co-Director - Center for Sleep Medicine, Consultant in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Associate Professor of Medicine, Center for Sleep Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN


Maxillofacial surgery has emerged as a highly-successful option for management of obstructive sleep apnea. However, a thoughtful, evidence-based management strategy requires a thorough understanding of both surgical and non-surgical treatment modalities. This course will review the available treatments emphasizing an evidence-based approach to management of the patient with OSA

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the spectrum of both surgical and non-surgical treatments available to the patient suffering from OSA.
  2. Describe the evidence available in the medical and surgical literature to support treatments the OMS may offer, such as MMA, genioglossus advancement, or soft tissue procedures, as well as treatments available from other providers

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