Dr. Mansfield introduces himself and describes sleep apnea.
Hi. My name is Dr. Perry Mansfield. I am an otolaryngologist, head and neck surgeon. I specialize in complex sleep apnea surgery and skull base surgery and head and neck oncology and I practice here at Alvarado Hospital in San Diego.
Sleep apnea is a disorder in which at nighttime when you are sleeping there is a collapse of the windpipe, and by the windpipe collapsing the patient has short bouts of asphyxiation and those are called apnea spells. Those apnea spells can be up to five an hour in the normal patient, but anything greater than that is considered abnormal or sleep apnea.
About Dr. Mansfield, M.D.:
At the Senta Clinic, Dr. Perry Mansfield specializes in diseases related to head and neck oncology. Nationally recognized leader in skull base disorders, Dr. Mansfield created and developed one of the premiere centers for skull base surgery in the Southwestern United States. His role as a head and neck oncologist focuses on tumors of the anterior and middle skull base, such as squamous cell carcinomas and other disorders of salivary glands and sinuses.