Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Stephen J. Ochs welcomes you to SleepApnea Surgicure and explains the importance of fully and properly treating your obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) to achieve optimal health benefits.
An Important Message About Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Hello, and welcome to our sleep apnea surgery clinic, SleepApnea Surgicure. We are committed to the mission of increasing the public awareness of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) through the continued education and treatment of each individual.
In my view, OSA is a serious public health issue. It is increasingly apparent from multiple medical research studies that OSA, either undiagnosed or under treated, is associated with a myriad of diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and obesity. The personal toll from these diseases, alone or in concert, can include stroke, heart attack, chronic fatigue, depression, sexual dysfunction, cardiac arrhythmias, excessive weight gain and even sudden death.
Although CPAP therapy is almost always successful as a treatment for OSA, the reality is that only about 35% of individuals use it on an every night and all night basis. Unless CPAP is used as prescribed, the long-term adverse pathologic effects of OSA will continue unabated. The reasons for under use or the actual discontinuation of CPAP therapy are many but all involve varying levels of personal frustration, discomfort and/or medical complications.
I first became aware of OSA as a potential complication in my patients under my anesthesia care. Left unrecognized, upper airway obstruction in the peri-operative time frame can lead to obstruction and even death. By working with two maxillofacial surgeons, Drs. Clark Taylor and Randolph Robinson, we have safely operated on several hundred patients performing the GET2rem MMA with an OSA cure rate in excess of 95%. Our surgical patients no longer require the use of CPAP. For many, their lives have been transformed to ones of restored health and wellness.
If you are tired of using CPAP, I invite you to contact us at SleepApnea Surgicure for a free evaluation and recommendation as to your own individual treatment plan. We can help you!
Stephen D. Ochs, M.D.
CEO & Founder, SleepApnea Surgicure
More on the Dangers of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea has life long implications and possible life threatening co-morbidities. The information on this website equips you with significant clinical information to understand the disease and the associated factors of untreated OSA.
As always, if you have any questions about sleep apnea, you can contact us through this Web site with questions, or contact our Denver or Missoula, Montana offices and our friendly staff will assist you:
Sleep Apnea Surgery Clinics in Montana and Colorado
For patients living in or near the states of Montana, you can visit on or our SleepApnea Surgicure certified centers of excellence.
Learn more about our SleepApnea Surgicure locations:
More Info for Surgical Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
You likely have many questions about obstructive sleep apnea and options for treatment. You’re not alone. Many Americans suffer from sleep apnea. Fortunately, there is an answer to your frustrations.
To help you understand this highly under-diagnosed and under-treated condition better, we’ve put together a simple brochure with the essential information about obstructive sleep apnea and the option for surgical treatment for patients who aren’t getting the results they hoped for from other treatments to include dental devices and CPAP. Read more about the condition of obstructive sleep apnea in this convenient digital brochure: