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Carlos A. Torre, M.D.

General Information

Carlos A. Torre, M.D.

Contact

  • Fax: 305-243-2009

Specialties

  • Otolaryngology

Languages

English, Spanish

Clinical Areas

sleep medicine / sleep surgery

sleeping disorders

snoring

obstructed sleep apnea using polysomnography, and the combined medical (ex. CPAP) and surgical management of patients

nasal airway obstruction

septoplasty / septorhinoplasty

upper airway resistance syndrome

general otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)

full range of surgical alternatives to optimize treatment with CPAP and to cure selected patients with OSA (nasal, sinus, palatal, hypoglossal nerve stimulation, genioglossus advancement, distraction osteogenesis maxillary expansion, maxillomandibular advancement)

 

 

Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Roles

  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
  • Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose and Throat)
  • Sleep Medicine / Sleep Surgery Physician

Publications

  • Torre C, Liu SY, Kushida C, Nekhendzy V, Huon LK, Capasso R. “Impact of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea During Drug Induced Sleep Endoscopy”. Clinical Otolaryngology. 2017 Feb 16. PMID:28207995
  • Chang E, Certal V, Song S, Zaghi S, Carrasco-Llatas, M, Torre C, Capasso R, Camacho M. “Dexmedetomidine versus Propofol during Drug Induced Sleep Endoscopy and Sedation: A Systematic Review”. Sleep and Breathing. 2017 Jan 27. PMID: 28130737
  • Liu SY, Huon LK, Zaghi S, Riley R, Torre C. “An Accurate Method of Designing and Performing Individual-Specific Genioglossus Advancement” Otolaryngology Head Neck Surg. 2017 Jan;156(1):194-197. PMID:28045634
  • Torre C, Capasso R, Zaghi S, Williams R, Liu SY. “High Incidence of Posterior Nasal Cavity Obstruction in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients”. Sleep Science and Practice.
  • Torre, C; Camacho, M; Liu S; Huon, L; Capasso, R. “Epiglottis Collapse in Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Systematic Review”. Laryngoscope. 2015 Dec 22. PMID: 26371602
  • Liu SY, Huon LK, Powell NB, Riley R, Cho HG, Torre C, Capasso R. “Lateral Pharyngeal Wall Tension After Maxillomandibular Advancement for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Is a Marker for Surgical Success: Observations From Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy”. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2015 Aug;73(8):1575-82. PMID: 25843814
  • Liu SY, Huon LK, Iwasaki T, Yoon A, Riley R, Powell N, Torre C, Capasso R. “ Efficacy of Maxillomandibular Advancement Examined with Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy and Computational Fluid Dynamics Airflow Modeling”. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Jan;154(1):189-95. PMID: 26740522
  • Tarrats LA, Torre-Leon C, Almodovar G, Portela JC. “ Endoscopic Resection of a Posterior Nasal Septum Pleomorphic Adenoma”. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2015 Apr-Jun;107(2):29-31. PMID PMID: 26434079
  • Camacho M, Dunn B, Torre C, Sasaki J, Gonzales R, Liu S, Chan D, Certal V, PhD, Cable B. “Supraglottoplasty for Laryngomalacia with Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”. Laryngoscope. 2016 Feb;126(2):515-2. PMID: 26691675
  • Tarrats LA, Torre-Leon C, Almodovar G, Portela JC. “Endoscopic- Assisted Trephination approach for repair of Frontal Sinus posterior wall fracture in a Child”. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2015 Apr-Jun;107(2):29-31. PMID 26434078
  • Almodovar G, Torre-León C, Hernandez G, Busquets, JM. “Xanthoma of the Sphenoid Sinus: A Rare Presentation”. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2015 Apr-Jun;107(2):32-3. PMID: 26434080
  • Torre-León C, Canario Q, Garraton M. A Novel Approach in the Treatment of a Post-Traumatic Sialocele. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2013 Mar;148(3):529-30. PMID: 23223519
  • Torre-León C, Busquets JM. A Rare Case of a Second Primary Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2013 Feb;148(2):352-3. PMID: 23087366
  • Torre-León C, Strom S, Baez A. Impact of XPC LL Variant on Head and Neck Cancer Survival (Abstract). Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. August 2011 145: P67
  • Torre CA, Wang SJ, Xia W, Bourguignon LY. Reduction of hyaluronan-CD44-mediated growth, migration, and cisplatin resistance in head and neck cancer due to inhibition of Rho kinase and PI-3 kinase signaling. Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2010 May;136(5):493-501 PMID: 20479382
  • Tao Le, Seth Bechis, Carlos Torre, et al. First Aid: Q&A for the USMLE Step 1, Second Edition. McGraw-Hill Companies. 2009

Awards

Chief Resident
F.L. Rafucci Surgical Forum Award
Dr. Ramón Ruiz Arnau Basic Science Research Award

Education

2016 Fellowship - Sleep Medicine
Stanford University
2015 Fellowship - Sleep Surgery
Stanford University
2014 Residency
University of Puerto Rico- School of Medicine
2009 M.D.
University of Puerto Rico- School of Medicine
2008 Fellowship
University of California San Francisco
2004 B.S.
Boston College

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