Complications after Laser Surgery for Snoring and Sleep Apnea.
Dr.K.O.Paulose FRCS DLO, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
Can Laser surgery for snoring (LAUP) change the voice?
Removing the uvula and hanging soft palate won\’t have any adverse effect on your voice quality. In fact it will make the voice clearer. People who has big tonsils and large uvula has got a muffled-potato voice. By removing the blockage it makes one\’s voice better.
I have performed LAUP in a renowned singer, and his singing career got better after wardsâ€¦Thanks to LAUP.
The guttural fricative sounds which are affected is only those who speak Hebrew, and sub-Saharan laguagesÂ (e.g. Word like L\’c’haim) but not any Indian language or English.
Nasal Regurgitation after Laser Surgery?
Very rarely one getsÂ temporary nasal regurgitation, which is a positive sign that sleep apnea is cured, andÂ rarely some patients get dryness of throat. In my experience doing laser for last 9 years, none had any serious side effects including permanent nasal regurgitation.
Dryness of Throat
The symptoms of dry throat and bolus pharyngeus were much more common than we had anticipated and these side effects have received little attention in previous reports on UPPP. We now warn all our patients undergoing surgery for snoring of this potential problem.
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