Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala, S.India.
Laser Surgery to cure snoring has advantages over traditional surgery methods: the procedure lasts much shorter, you will have fewer chances of complications from excessive bleeding and risk of infection, and the recovery time will be greatly reduced â€“ with many patients returning to work the day after the procedure.
There are two options for laser snoring surgery: Laser-Assisted Uvulo Palatoplasty (LAUP) and Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP).
LAUP is a procedure that involves a partial resection of the uvula and the soft palate. Using a CO2 laser, the palate is gently and slowly scarred and tightened so in the end you will have a much better flow of air. This is the most affordable laser snoring surgery option and the one that causes less discomfort. This perhaps has lead to a generalized use of LAUP for treating snoring and sleep apnea problems.
UPPP is a laser snoring surgery that will enlarge the throat and allow a better flow of air. This method is more “aggressive”, involving the removal of tonsils as well as parts of the uvula and the soft palate. This method is considered very painful for a week till the wound heals well. Despite being more expensive and painful, it also fails in providing a 100% solution for snoring, however in some cases this can be the only option left.
CPAP– Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machine is the other alternative, if surgery cannot be performed. It is very effective in older age patient.
Cost of Surgery: Approx Rs 40-50,000.
For Appointment– call 0471-2334561/62/63/64, 6452020,407822 Fax-0471-2330925
Clinic hours: Mon-Wed-Friday (8AM -1 PM)
Operation Days: Tue-Thu-and Saturdays (8AM-4PM)
To reach Jubilee Hospital: jubileehospitaltrivandrum