uvulopalatopharyngoplasty


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Synonyms for uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

surgical resection of unnecessary palatal and oropharyngeal tissue to open the airway

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Evaluation of the effectiveness of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty.
In a retrospective cohort study of 238,612 veterans treated with CPAP (mean age 57 years) and 3,977 treated with uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) (mean age 51 years), the UPPP patients had a 31% greater survival rate during up to 5 years of follow-up than did the CPAP patients after adjusting for confounding variables including comorbidity, age, race, and gender.
Methodological and statistical problems in sleep apnea research: The literature on uvulopalatopharyngoplasty.
LOS ANGELES -- Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty is generally performed on an inpatient basis, but with careful preoperative selection, outpatient surgery and safe same-day discharge are possible, according to a study reported by Jonas T.
The new ENTceps product utilizes Starion's proprietary Thermal Welding(TM) platform technology and is designed specifically for the soft tissue cutting and coagulation required for tonsillectomy, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) and other ENT-related procedures.
Surgical procedures for OSA--such as uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, mandibular osteotomy, and tracheostomy--may alleviate symptoms by increasing the area of the upper airway or by bypassing the pathologic lesion.
Our proprietary technology, called "Tissue Welding," allows surgeons to simultaneously seal and divide soft tissue in a number of otolaryngologic procedures, including tonsillectomy, thyroidectomy, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, and parotidectomy.
Surgical methods for treating OSA include uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), or the surgical resection of the uvula, part of the soft palate, tonsils and possibly other excess tissue in the throat.
We retrospectively reviewed the outcomes of 40 patients who had undergone outpatient uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) for the treatment of moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in order to determine the safety of the procedure in an outpatient setting.
This rate is as good as that of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty and other surgical therapies, which cost thousands of dollars, are painful, and involve days of convalescence.
Surgical methods for treating OSA include uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), the surgical resection of the uvula, part of the soft palate, tonsils and possibly other excess tissue in the throat.
However, if the physician's practice includes other procedures that can be performed with such equipment--such as facial resurfacing, laser-assisted uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, tonsillar ablation, myringotomy, and soft-tissue lesion excision, ablation, and vaporization--the laser can be a solid source of revenue.
According to most studies, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), which addresses only the retropalatal area, is successful in approximately 50% of cases.
and discussed a combined surgical approach of Somnoplasty base of tongue with uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) and/or nasal surgery.
We conducted a study to determine if the risk of airway compromise following tonsillectomy with uvulopalatopharyngoplasty justifies the added cost and inconvenience of step-down monitoring in an intensive care unit.