Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)?

This surgery for sleep apnea is designed to enlarge the airspace in the oropharynx, which is the opening at the back of the mouth leading into the throat.

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During the recovery period, some patients have experienced regurgitation through the nose. Other than that side effect, this is a relatively safe surgery for sleep apnea, with little postoperative bleeding and no voice change or speech impairment.