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What is uvulopalatopharyngoplasty?

What is uvulopalatopharyngoplasty?

Palate surgery: More specifically, it is removal of any tonsillar tissue, oval of the uvula and shortening of the palate. It is a surgery for mild to moderate sleep apnea and snoring. ...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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Who would preform a uvulopalatopharyngoplasty?

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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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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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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How long is uvulopalatopharyngoplasty surgery recovery time?

How long is uvulopalatopharyngoplasty surgery recovery time?

Soft palate surgery: This surgery is typically done to treat sleep apnea. It's purpose is to tighten the opening to the throat by lifting the uvula and the soft palate off the. Back of the throat while sleeping. Patients typically experience moderately intense pain especially during swallowing for 3-5 days. Thereafter the healing process extends for 14-21 days with swallowing and speech gradually returning to norma. ...Read more

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Which costs more--a SNF or RCFE?

Which costs more--a SNF or RCFE?

Not interchangeable: A SNF is for people who require skilled nursing care while a residential care facility is for someone who may need some support in order to preserve a measure of independence but who does not need regular skilled nursing care. Both are expensive but usually a SNF is more. ...Read more

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How much can an abortion surgery costs?

How much can an abortion surgery costs?

Medical pricing: Basic accurate medical pricing is becoming easier to find. Pricing of all health care delivery costs has historically been hidden or difficult to obtain for multiple reasons. In your case, okay to call local providers and ask the cash price as well as the reimbursement amount from the contracted insurers. Okay to ask your health insurance carrier this question. ...Read more

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How can I cut back on prescription costs?

How can I cut back on prescription costs?

Generics.: Also, i believe walmart and target have low copays in their pharmacies. Depending on your medical condition, there are some instances where a healthier lifestyle--such as cutting otu smoking, losing weight, more exercise and eating better can reduce your need for some medications. Consult your doctor regarding that, to be sure. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and costs of pipe smoking?

What are the benefits and costs of pipe smoking?

No benefits: There are no health benefits to any type of smoking. The cost could be your health. ...Read more

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What're the costs to society for abuse of cocaine?

What're the costs to society for abuse of cocaine?

Cocaine: With loss of health, financial, criminal activities , and other resources, it would be phenominal. ...Read more

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Will obamacare raise the costs of health insurance?

Will obamacare raise the costs of health insurance?

It already has: The more bureaucracy you place between the consumer and the person or place delivering health care, the more expensive it will be. You are adding people that take time doing what they do, and get paid for doing it.They are paid for their efforts, which add nothing to your health care.Costs will go up like your postage rates. The government is that wasteful. ...Read more

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How much does preventive health care reduce health costs?

Prentice health: The impact is quite significant and will be realized in many years ahead -provided the government does apply the presumed savings and use it irresponsibly for something else. ...Read more

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Are there any good alternatives to braces that costs less?

Are there any good alternatives to braces that costs less?

Not really: If the quality of the work is important to you, i know of nothing common that can treat a malocclusion as effectively as orthodontic braces. As in much of life: "there is no free lunch" good luck! ...Read more

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Do hospitals make deals with insurance companies for costs?

Do hospitals make deals with insurance companies for costs?

Yes.: They have contracts with different insurance companies. They get paid different rates for the same services (as do doctors who see patients in hospitals). These insurance contracts are confidential, and doctors and hospitals often aren't allowed share the information about these contracts. This makes accurate price comparison between two different hospitals or doctors near impossible. ...Read more

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What costs a person more in medical expenses? Being fat or smoking?

What costs a person more in medical expenses? Being fat or smoking?

Obesity wins: Obese workers have even higher health costs than smokers. The study was published in the march journal of occupational and environmental medicine, which is the official publication of the american college of occupational and environmental medicine (acoem). That's an extra $1152/year in medical spending on hospitalizations and prescriptions. That doesn't even count the extra gas to carry them! ...Read more

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What are the benefits and costs of wearing contacts versus glasses?

What are the benefits and costs of wearing contacts versus glasses?

Costs vary, but...: The costs of contacts are variable depending on many factors. The benefits of contacts over glasses are better vision, especially in nearsighted people, no fogging, better peripheral vision and better appearance. Disadvantages are more time and effort to use, increased risk of infection and cost. ...Read more

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Please help question about HIV medicine. Why have costs gone down so much?

Please help question about HIV medicine. Why have costs gone down so much?

They haven't: Costs haven't gone down yet in the U.S. Generics are available in resource-limited settings, which makes costs lower than what we pay in developed countries. Generics are coming in the U.S., which will lower costs. ...Read more

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Does the donor have to pay any of the costs of the evaluation or the surgery?

Does the donor have to pay any of the costs of the evaluation or the surgery?

No: Usually an egg donor would not have to pay any costs. All costs are usually arranged for by the office who is evaluating you. ...Read more

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Which of the following sleeping drugs costs the most, and which costs the least?

Which of the following sleeping drugs costs the most, and which costs the least?

Its mostly business: Newer medications often are more expensive and patented and are advertised as more effective by the companies that make them. As you might guess they aren't always the most effective for every one. Older medications that have lost patent and/or generic are lower cost. They can be helpful regardless so it is not a great way to predict efficacy based on cost when it comes to medications. ...Read more