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Doctor insights on: Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty Risks

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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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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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Is shaving risk-free?

Is shaving risk-free?

Not entirely. Use: Good technique. Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after. ...Read more

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What are risks of pad ?

What are risks of pad ?

Smoking, Cholesterol: Pad has multiple risk factors. Gender, race, age, and family history are factors which you cannot alter. The biggest risk factor that can be altered is smoking. Other risk factors that can be modified include cholesterol, diabetes, kidney failure, and hypertension. While you cannot control what disease you have, you can control how well they are controlled. ...Read more

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What are risks of pedi at a salon?

What are risks of pedi at a salon?

Many possibilities: I have had patients come back from pedicures with athletes foot, ingrown toenails, skin infections, and fungal toenail infections. ...Read more