What is a uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty is a surgical procedure. It is sometimes performed to treat obstructive sleep apnea, though surgery is generally recommended only after other treatments fail. In this surgery, tissue from the back of your mouth and your throat is removed. If indicated, the tonsils and adenoids might also be removed. The goal of this surgery is to stop snoring by removing objects that vibrate in the throat.

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