ENT Centre
Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)

For moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, UPPP is useful in selected cases.

UPPP combines tonsillectomy with removal of uvula (dumb-bell) and a rim of soft palate.

UPPP is the reduction/resection of soft palate and uvula; plus resection of tonsils.

Before Surgery

After Surgery

Who needs the operation?

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), snoring 

Why having the operation?

  • Reduce sleep apnea; reduce snoring
  • There is chance of incomplete relief of symptoms and recurrence.

Surgical Risk and possible complications:

  • More than 1% risk:
    Pain, bleeding, throat discomfort and post-nasal dripping sensation, voice change, infection.


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