November 2002

Saint Joseph in Lexington Offers
Rare Surgery for Sleep Apnea


Saint Joseph Healthcare, Lexington, Ky., is offering patients with obstructive sleep apnea the option of an uncommon surgery that can achieve a 95 percent success rate. Wayne B. Colin, DMD, MD, who is board certified in both oral surgery and otolaryngology, designed the reconstructive airway surgery for sleep apnea patients who would otherwise have to visit more than one surgical specialist. The integrated treatment plan combines hard and soft tissue manipulations that are not typically offered by a surgeon of one specialty. For more information, contact Jeff Murphy, director of public relations for Saint Joseph, at 859/313-2017.