Dr. Mansfield describes how Peggy appeared when they first met and he learned she had sleep apnea.
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When I first met Peggy she had sort of a gray, ashen color on all of my visits with her and after I performed the surgery and she had been really dramatically improved, she was actually very pink and rosy in color and that was a highlighted difference immediately that was noticeable after her treatment for sleep apnea and I see that not infrequently. Patients with severe sleep apnea that are treated surgically often will have a very different skin coloration during the day that we see them after surgery. You know, it’s really a joyous moment when you have a patient whose life you have changed, not only while they are sleeping but during the day. These patients are more energetic. They are more refreshed. They feel better and medically you’ve changed many things for that. You’ve changed their risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the middle of the night; you’ve changed the way they feel; you’ve changed their skin; you’ve changed their overall well-being and it’s a very, very passionate and impacting part of the surgeon to be able to do that for a patient.