Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) removes loose tissue in the palate and throat, opening the breathing passage.
Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) removes excess tissue that blocks the airway passage.
According to the ASAA, UPPP has about a 40 percent chance of success for patients.
Occasionally, food may get into the back of throat where the uvula used to be and cause discomfort and coughing spells, but this can be prevented if doctors use a variation of the classic UPPP called the revised UPPP.
This procedure is sometimes used by physicians after a UPPP fails to resolve OSA symptoms.
Surgical procedures for sleep apnea include Uvulo-palato-pharyngo-plasty (UPPP) and surgery to realign the jaw, among others.
UPPP involves tightening and trimming excess soft tissue under general anesthesia.
The surgical treatment for this excess of tissue is called uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP).
Outside the United States, some doctors are able to perform a partial UPPP with a cold laser and cortisone injections, making the entire procedure relatively painless.
Doctors may perform an uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) to remove tissue from the back of the mouth and the top of the throat to improve airflow.
Some procedures, like uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) remove excess tissue from the throat and soft palate, while others fix structural problems that disrupt breathing during sleep.
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