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Surgical Snoring Solutions                               Traditional and Laser Surgery

Surgical snoring solutions are the best options for some patientsTaking into consideration factors such as the cause of snoring, health condition, age, medical insurance or personal preference, you and your doctor will decide which of the many snoring solutions is best for you.  

Usually people try different types of remedies to stop snoring
but some more serious cases may be treated with a surgical procedure.

Laser surgery for snoring is the latest breakthrough in the battle against this sleep disorder. It is relatively effective, but it is also expensive. Therefore, physicians will recommend this as a last resort.

Besides laser surgery, many other procedures are performed with promising results for sufferers of snoring.

Although each procedure may have a different approach and uses a different tool, they each have the same goal: to widen the airway by removing excess tissue causing obstruction and vibration.

Surgical procedures for combating snoring include:

  • UPPP (uvulopalatopharyngoplasty) - a procedure in which the uvula and part of the soft palate are removed and tissue is tightened to expand air passages. This procedure is more often performed for sleep apnea treatment.

  • LAUP - a laser assisted uvulopalatoplasty is another procedure consisting of the removal of excess tissue from the throat. However, the procedure is done with a laser instead of a scalpel.

  • CNS - Cryo Nasal Sinus procedure is a relatively new approach for the treatment of snoring, sleep apnea and some other breathing disorders.  It is a process of removing obstructions to sinus drainage.

  • The surgical insertion of struts into the soft palate makes palate tissue stiff which in turn reduces snoring.

  • Snoreplasty - in this procedure a sclerosing agent is injected into the palate causing a scar at first, but then decreasing in size. The procedure may also be performed with a laser or scalpel instead of an injection.

  • Somnoplasty or coblation, also called Radiofrequency Tissue Reduction - RFTR uses radio waves to shrink the inner tissue of the tongue, soft palate and throat.

  • Surgical removal of the tonsils and/or adenoids.

  • Nasal surgery, usually to fix a deviated septum.

If you elect to try any of these methods you may get very significant improvement with your problem, but don't expect it to be a complete and permanent snoring solution.

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