What is Laser?
Most people know the word laser, but do they know what it really is? What’s the difference between ordinary light and laser and what does laser really stand for? Let’s start with the last question. Laser is an acronym, that is a word made up of initial letters. You could use the complete name: light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation but that’s a bit awkward, let’s keep to laser.
What types of Lasers are Used in Surgery?
What is LAUP and LAPT
Laser Assisted Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
Laser Assisted Partial Turbinectomy
Should You Consider LAUP?
If your snoring is habitual and disruptive to others, you may be a prime candidate for Laser surgery. The ENT Surgeon will evaluate you and ask the following questions:
* Do you snore loudly and disturb your family and friends?
* Do you have daytime sleepiness?
* Do you wake up frequently in the middle of the night?
* Do you have frequent episodes of obstructed breathing during sleep?
* Do you have morning headaches or tiredness?
Suitability for LAUP is determined after a review your health history, lifestyle factors (alcohol and tobacco intake as well as exercise), cardiovascular condition, and current medications in use. You will also receive a physical and ENT (ear, nose, and throat) examination to evaluate the cause of the snoring.
Before the laser procedure is conducted, you will participate in a “sleep study,” which will grade the level of actual snoring and sleep apnea. This will complete the evaluation necessary for prescribing the appropriate treatment for your needs.