Taiwan Former President to Undergo Surgery for His Sleep Apnea

Chen Shui-bian, Taiwan former president, was transferred to a hospital last Friday, to undergo

a surgery that will help treat his . This is the 2nd

to treat his condition, which has worsened after the surgery on his deviated nasal septium last

October 2012.

Doctors describe his sleep apnea as ‘extremely serious’, as his condition causes him to stop

breathing more than 30 times per hour, each one lasting more than ten seconds.

The second surgery that the former president will undergo will involve enlarging his respiratory

tract, thru removal of his tonsils and a part of the soft palate from the throat. Statistics show that

the success rate of getting rid of snoring with this procedure is 80% however, is considered one of

the most painful surgeries there is since the throat will be a big, open wound, preventing the patient

from eating or drinking. As the patient gets older, the riskier the procedure would be, so therapy

and other options should be considered.

Chen Shui-bian is currently serving a 20-yr prison sentence for corruption during his 8-yr

presidential period from 2000 – 2008. As recommended by Dr. Chen Chih-the, the former president

will stay in Taipei Veterans General Hospital’s Otolaryngology Department for a month, to undergo

observation after his surgery.


Dar Radfar DDS

Dar Radfar DDS practices in Thousand Oaks California. Dr. Radfar is accredited by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Since 2007, he has been treating Sleep Apnea and Snoring patients. He provides professional lectures on the practice of Obstructive Sleep Apnea dentistry, how to screen for the condition, types of appliances to use, and how to get reimbursed for the services provided through medical insurances. For information on these lectures http://bit.ly/1i1RXLm


Dar Radfar DDS

Dar Radfar DDS

Dr. Radfar graduated from the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry in 2002. His practices in Thousand Oaks and Oxnard, CA have flourished because he has seamlessly integrated the screening and treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring. He's the dentists' dentist, meaning he not only lectures nationally on how any practice can implement his system, but he also sees 20-30 patients a day, performing a variety of dental services. He understands what the dentist and staff need, what they go through and what tools are necessary in order to help your patients with the epidemic known as Sleep Apnea. He does 10-15 oral appliances a month, and he is determined to help you grow your practice and share his knowledge with you to allow you to succeed!

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