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What is the definition or description of: uvulopalatopharyngoplasty?

What is the definition or description of: uvulopalatopharyngoplasty?

Surgery: This is a surgical procedure that involves reducing redundant tissues that are at play during snoring and/ or obstructive sleep apnea. Typically done by board certified ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (Definition)

This is a surgical procedure that involves reducing redundant tissues that are at play during snoring and/ or obstructive sleep apnea. Typically done by ...Read more


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What is uvulopalatopharyngoplasty?

What is uvulopalatopharyngoplasty?

Surgery for OSA: This is a surgery used to treat snoring and sleep apnea with variable success. It involves removing the uvula and a portion of the posterior soft palate to open up the airway and reduce air turbulence or obstruction during sleep. ...Read more

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Has anyone here done uvulopalatopharyngoplasty ?

Has anyone here done uvulopalatopharyngoplasty ?

I have: During residency i performed the traditional uppp (one size fits all belief). Since I have graduated from residency, I have been performing "customized" modifications of the uppp in conjunction w/ "multi-level surgery." i believe the traditional uppp is not always appropriate for every patient and that sleep apnea surgery should be customized for each patient. What questions do you have? ...Read more

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Who would preform a uvulopalatopharyngoplasty?

Otolaryngologist: These operations are performed by an otolaryngology - head and neck surgeon (ent). The surgeon performs this surgery to help treat obstructive sleep apnea. ...Read more

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What are the costs involved with the 6-month smile procedure ?

It depends: It varies from doctor to doctor depending on the area and of course the experience of the dentist. This is a limited treatment and may not work for everyone, you should get well informed about the outcome before you spend your money, I assume Treatment would cost between 5k to $ 7,500.00. ...Read more

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What are some foods that cause flammation? Want to avoid it at all costs.

What are some foods that cause flammation? Want to avoid it at all costs.

Broad question: Healthier and nutritious foods - fruits and veggies are less likely to cause digestive problems vs junk foods. Certain conditions like celiac disease will flare up if a person eats gluten rich goods- wheat, oat, rye , barley . Chronic constipation may promote inflammation so it's better to poop daily to flush those toxins.Drinking lots of water daily is good for the body .Read the link below , . ...Read more

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Are health insurance companies providing solutions to help us or keep costs low?

Health insurances: Health insurances are a risk management for profit business. Their goal is to make a profit. Since they were introduce they have caused health prices to go up. They are betting on not having to pay for treatment. Now that health cost is so high we can not do without them. With the introduction of the hmo's and ppo's, the have succeeded transferring the health risk to the health providers. ...Read more