Dr. Kezirian sees many patients with snoring or sleep apnea from across the United States and around the world. Dr. Kezirian often performs a video consult for patients coming from long distances.
Some examination of a patient is required before planning surgery. The most common approach is for patients to see Dr. Kezirian in the office for an in-person examination and discussion of treatment options, with a second visit for surgery.
Because each trip to Los Angeles can be expensive and inconvenient, many patients choose to have a video consult with Dr. Kezirian using a HIPAA-compliant version of Zoom. A video consult offers a more-limited physical examination than an in-person evaluation, but a video consult and this limited examination can streamline the evaluation and treatment planning process. A video consult can replace the need for the first in-person visit and allow a patient to come and have surgery on the same trip.
Other patients are just interested in a second opinion from Dr. Kezirian even if they cannot have surgery performed by him. These evaluations also can occur as in-person office visits or with a video consult.
A video consult includes review of the completed New Patient Forms, your previous sleep studies, and results from any previous surgeries or other treatments. Please contact Dr. Kezirian at [email protected] if you would like additional information.