Dr. Kezirian sees many patients with snoring or sleep apnea from across the United States and around the world. Dr. Kezirian often performs an initial video evaluation in patients coming from long distances before they make the trip.
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.