What is Uvulopalatoplasty?

Uvulopalatoplasty is a surgical procedure performed with the aim of reducing or eliminating snoring. It is an out-patient procedure, in which a laser is used to remove parts or all of the uvula at the rear of the mouth. The surgery usually requires three to five visits, with each lasting less than 30 minutes. It is performed with the patient awake under local anesthesia, and normal functions can be resumed after the operation. An LAUP (Laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty) procedure typically costs between two and three thousand American dollars. The principal side effect is a severe sore throat which can last from 7 – 10 days. Speaking is not usually affected. Typically a type laser is used.

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is there any treatment for snorring

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Yes,there is treatment for snorring

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Yes, there is treatment for snoring, but...

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hi. my age is 27. i have problem of snoring with very loud sound..my friends even cant tolarate that sound..i want o get married soon..please give...

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HI welcome to health care magic,

First of all try some decongestant nasal drops like oxymetazoline.

If still the condition persists, then there are...

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My partner(male) snores so bad it's like he rattles the house and on many occasions he jolts in his sleep on many occasions this is so bad that it...

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Thanks for using the HCM. I am happy to address your questions, Snoring can lead to poor sleep and daytime fatigue, irritability, and...

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