Somnoplasty

What is Somnoplasty?

Somnoplasty (composed of the Latin root somnus, meaning sleep, and the Greek word plastia, meaning molding or formation) is a medical treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat three conditions: habitual snoring, chronic nasal obstruction, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) using radiofrequency ablation to shrink the tissues that are causing the problem.

Somnoplasty is typically an outpatient procedure that takes 30-45 minutes.

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My 21-year-old son has had frequent acute tonsillitis for the past few years, averaging 4-5 times per year. He went to an ENT specialist asking...

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Brief Answer:
Tonsillectomy would be the right choice.

Detailed Answer:
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Thank you for posting the query

1. Somnoplasty is done to treat...

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I'm planning to have a radio frequency treatment on my left turbinate -- just 1/2 puncture (I had 2 punctures 4 years ago), so we're trying to be...

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Yes, your assumptions are correct.

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Thank you for writing back.

1. Yes, it is a good idea to do a limited one...

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I just got a tonsil reduction ( somnoplasty of tonsils) its been 52 hours ago. i have bad breath and bacteria like yellow secretions on my throat...

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Brief Answer:
Use warm saline.

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Hi Nalthani, welcome to HealthcareMagic.
Thanks for posting to us.

Bad breath and yellow secretions...

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