In children, instead of feeling tired they may actually be hyperactive and can be inadvertently diagnosed with ADD. It is important to get an accurate diagnosis. Osa is a silent killer. Treatment may be as simple as a breathing machine that would be worn at night. For other patients surgery is required. At the Florida craniofacial Institute we have over 95% success in managing this condition, even the most severe cases.
Often times sleep apnea in infants creates poor sleep patterns, inability to gain weight (failure to thrive), and poor feeding in infants. It requires accurate diagnosis, usually via team care along with the assistance of a pediatric ENT evaluation, sleep study, and specialized CT scan to determine if surgery is an option for your child.
Our surgical team will discuss your options in order to assist you to make an informed decision about treatment.