Seeing Is Believing
Seeing is believing—which is why we’ve provided an entire gallery of images from our practice and surgical procedures. Our patient testimonies are another testament to our expertise and our high standard of care. Please contact us today for more information on a specific procedure.
A Recent TMJ & Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Patient
This patient came to our office suffering from temporomandibular joint degenerative disease as well as symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. We concluded that this patient would benefit tremendously from moving her jaws forward to increase her airway space. The patient was planned for and underwent bilateral TMJ Concept Custom joint replacement with mandibular advancement (lower jaw moved forward), Le Fort I osteotomy with maxillary advancement (upper jaw moved forward), and genioplasty (chin moved forward). After her surgery, the patient had a remarkable, but natural, change to her facial form. Most importantly, she is now able to open her mouth, chew comfortably and sleep much better. Even more impressive is the tremendous improvement in the patient’s obstructive sleep apnea. Objectively, the patient had an improvement in minimum airway space from 40.7 mm2 to 232 mm2. The patient reports that she no longer experiences her previous symptoms of daytime sleepiness.
An Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patient
This patient arrived at our clinic with symptoms of daytime tiredness. Our doctor diagnosed her with obstructive sleep apnea as well as maxillary and mandibular hypoplasia (small upper and lower jaws). We concluded that this patient would benefit tremendously from moving her jaws forward to increase her airway space. The patient was planned for and underwent a Le Fort I osteotomy with maxillary advancement (upper jaw moved forward), a bilateral sagittal split osteotomy with mandibular advancement (lower jaw moved forward), and genioplasty (chin moved forward). After surgery, our patient had a dramatic, but natural, improvement in her facial contour. Even more impressive is the tremendous improvement in the patient’s obstructive sleep apnea. Objectively, the patient had an improvement in minimum airway space from 14 mm2 to 120 mm2. The patient reports that she no longer experiences her previous symptoms of daytime sleepiness.
Hear from our patients themselves
My experience with Head and Neck was awesome. While the procedure was one of the most difficult experiences of my life, the staff at Head and Neck were very accommodating. The outcome was as expected, no surprises, everything turned out great! – Timothy Webb
I originally picked Dr. Bryan Bell because of his credentials—my insurance company required me to see a medical doctor/dental surgeon for my first procedure. I continued to see Dr. Bell for the last 10 years because he is not only a skilled, knowledgeable surgeon, but also a compassionate and caring man who was concerned about me as a person, not just as a patient. Dr. Bell is positive and upbeat even in the face of dire circumstances, and always makes me feel hopeful. I have never felt rushed or like he didn’t have time for my questions. He is very thoughtful and even took the time to meet with my children to talk to them about the upcoming surgery and what they could expect me to look/sound like. Dr. Bell never gave up, even when the odds were stacked against me. I always tell people they can expect the best care from Dr. Bell because he is the best! – Rebecca Roth
Meeting Dr. Bell and his team were what convinced us to go forward with him. He was so kind and respectful and answered all our questions and spoke frankly and clearly about a very difficult situation. The care was excellent, outstanding. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Bell without reservation. -Barbara Oberdieck
I was impressed by the professionalism of the caring staff; I felt they went above and beyond for me. – Charlotte Galbraith
I liked that they presented themselves as a team and that I was their number one concern. Although I will probably have a couple more operations and am not done with the process, I am so glad that it will be with the doctors and residents of HNSA. – Dennis Destefano
We were very impressed with how thorough Dr. Cheng was at the consultation. He spent a substantial amount of time answering questions. The entire staff was awesome. On the day of surgery, the clinical staff did a wonderful job of making me feel less stressed about the procedure. – Mother of Patient Claudia Boyd
What a team effort and successful treatment by Dr. Dierks, Dr. Patel, and the entire medical and support team! I continue to make daily improvements following my recent facial surgery. My family and I applaud your planning, surgery dates, and aftercare. Thank you to you and your entire staff! – Francis Kocis
Dear Dr. Dierks, Thank you for taking care of me today. I know you are very busy and I am sure you missed lunch. Please eat these cookies as a late lunch. I helped Mom make them. I am very grateful for your special help. – Note From H.B.