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Surgery for removing tonsils, sleep apnea. Name of procedure?

Several years ago we drove my son to Pa to a doctor there to remove his tonsils by a new? or different type of surgery for removing tonsils. I can not remember the name of the procedure or the doctor- Perhaps in Philadelphia. I see no reference to the procedure and need to pursue the subject in an event to help his sleep apnea . He is a 60 year adult and was in his fifties at the time. Can you tell me the procedure name and/or Dr. ?
Asked On : Mon, 4 Jun 2012
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Hi, You patient must have under gone a uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) which is commonly done procedure for snoring. It involves removing tonsils and cutting a part of soft palate and uvula and widening the oropharynx. Regards
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