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Traditional uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) or laser assisted patatoplasty (LAUP) are performed in order to improve communication of airflow between the back of the nose and the back of the throat. As a consequence of trimming the elongated uvula and elongated/redundant soft palate, there is generally a significant decrease in snoring, although not necessarily a resolution of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. A very distinct disadvantage of the palatal/tonsillar procedures has been one of pain with a long postoperative period of recuperation (approximately 1-2 weeks out of work)

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Somnoplasty chart

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HEAD & NECK SPECIALTY GROUP OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
361 High Street Somersworth, NH 03878
John M. O'Day, M.D., F.A.C.S. Marjorie K. Stock, M.D. ,F.A.C.S.
William E. Long, Hearing Instrument Specialist
Telephone: 603-692-4500 Fax: 603-692-4520
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