Laser Surgery for Snoring and OSA
Dr.K.O.Paulose FRCS DLO, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Lasersurgery as a cure for snoring and sleep apnea
A number of surgical procedures are available to treat Snoring and OSA. Effective surgical management of OSA depends upon determining different levels of obstruction, which may include nasal, nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal, and hypopharyngeal, retrolingual, or a combination of these sites.
Surgical treatment may involve various procedures that are performed in different stages depending on the patient’s sites of obstruction.
The most commonly performed procedures include nasal surgery-Septal Correction, Nasal polyp removal, Turbinoplasty, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), advancement genioplasty, mandibular osteotomy with genioglossus advancement, and hyoid suspension. In more severe cases, maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) with advancement genioplasty may be indicated. As a last resort Tracheostomy is considere
Laser Assisted Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (LAUP)
Laser assisted uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (LAUP) is commonly done for the management of obstructive sleep apnea along with other surgical procedures to remove the cause of OSA in the upper airway in Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala, South India. Nearly one hundred cases are performed in last one year.
Patients are given a choice of CPAP therapy or surgery. Most patients find it difficult to live on CPAP. They say they don’t want to become slaves to CPAP.
For Appointment– call 0471-2334561/62/63/64, 6452020,407822 Fax-0471-2330925
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Clinic hours: Mon-Wed-Friday (8AM -1 PM)
Operation Days: Tue-Thu-and Saturdays (8AM-4PM)
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