Learn about Sleep Apnea Surgery

Snoring

Some people breathe heavily when they sleep. Others make a soft whistling sound, and still others snore loudly. Snoring doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a medical condition, but it can sometimes...

Sleep Apnea

What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition that is far more common than generally understood. Sleep apnea occurs in all age groups and both genders. It is mo...

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

What is obstructive sleep apnea? Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when a child stops breathing during periods of sleep. The cessation of breathing usually occurs because of a blockage (obstruction) in t...

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when your breathing is interrupted during sleep, sometimes for longer than 10 seconds. These periods are called hypopneas when your breathing is reduced and you're not t...

Learn about Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery - Topic Index

Plastic Surgery Home Preparing for Surgery Overview of Plastic Surgery Statistics Plastic Surgery Techniques Laser Surgery Overview Types of Skin Conditions Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Reconstructi...

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Overview

What is reconstructive plastic surgery? Reconstructive plastic surgery is performed to correct facial and body abnormalities caused by birth defects, trauma, disease, or aging. Usually, the goal of re...

Plastic Surgery Techniques

There are many different techniques used to perform cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures, including the following: Endoscopic surgery. Endoscopic surgery is performed with an endosco...

Overview of Plastic Surgery

What is plastic surgery? It is a popular misconception that the word plastic in plastic surgery means artificial . Rather, the word is derived from the ancient Greek word plastikos , which means to mo...