Severe Sleep Apnea Sufferer Benefits from Surgery
January 04, 2016
For eight years, Wilson Gonzalez never had a good night sleep due to severe obstructive sleep apnea that blocked the airway in his mouth and throat. The condition affected his health and relationships.
Wilson was not alone. An estimated 18 million Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. In addition to constant fatigue, the condition has been associated with a higher risk of heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure and other serious health issues.
After trying countless treatments with no relief, Wilson tried robotic surgery based on the recommendation of ARC’s Ear, Nose, Throat specialist Dr. Matthew Meigs. He is so happy he did.
Said Wilson, “I now dream every night and it's fantastic."
Check out Wilson’s story on KSAT-TV (ABC-affiliate in San Antonio).
Dr. Meigs is the only surgeon in the region performing da Vinci® Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) for sleep apnea. Read more about this innovative procedure.