Our doctor performs an Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) for patients in our region who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
UPPP is a surgical procedure that widens the airway of the throat by removing the obstruction. Excessive soft tissue on the back of the throat and soft palate may be removed. Your tonsils, adenoids and uvula may also be removed if necessary.
What can I expect after my UPPP procedure?
With UPPP, the severity of your OSA is reduced.
How do I know if UPPP is the procedure I should have for my sleep apnea?
Our doctor performs a medical history and exam to determine if you would benefit from the UPPP procedure. We’ll discuss with you in detail what you can expect before and after the procedure.
What kind of results can I expect from Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty?
The success rate of UPPP for OSA has been reported to be around 50%.