What Are the Benefits of Undergoing Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)?

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)One study shows that around one billion people in the world between the ages of 30 and 69 struggle with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Some individuals find no relief using nonsurgical OAS treatments such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy and lifestyle changes and have to look for more invasive sleep apnea solutions.

In the United States, Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) is a common OSA surgery with various benefits for your overall well-being.

What Is Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty?

Obstructive sleep apnea is abnormal breathing when tissue within the upper airway collapses in on itself, creating an obstruction.

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes and repositions tissue inside the airway to make it less likely to collapse and interfere with breathing while you sleep.

Benefits of Undergoing Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

The benefits from the surgery will depend on the cause and severity of the air obstruction and the UPPP procedure used to resolve it.

Continued Relief From Airway Obstruction

UPPP is an effective, long-lasting treatment for those who struggle with mild OSA and provides continued relief from airway obstruction, including permanently enlarging the breathing passage and increasing airflow.

Reduced Effects of Snoring or Sleep Apnea

The signs and symptoms of sleep apnea affect all aspects of our lives, including excessive daytime sleepiness, headaches, and mental fogginess during the day.

For many, UPPP for obstructive sleep apnea reduces the effects of snoring or sleep apnea, including:

  • Fewer nighttime awakenings
  • Less daytime sleepiness
  • Lower risk of accidents while driving
  • Wakes up your partner less
  • Improvements in overall quality of life

Decreased risk of cardiovascular disease

Obstructive sleep apnea increases the risk of strokes, heart failure, and coronary disease. And untreated OSA can lead to heart attacks.

According to research, UPPP can reduce the risk of cardiac issues in those with sleep apnea.

Let eos Sleep Help You Breathe Better

Untreated obstructive sleep apnea is dangerous and increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and can put a strain on intimate relationships.

If you have been diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea, you may benefit from UPPP. Contact us at eos Sleep to learn more about UPPP, by calling 212-873-6036 to schedule an appointment at our Park Avenue or Central Park location to find the relief you need.

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What Happens in a Consultation?

.01  Meet Dr. David O. Volpi, MD
.02  Discuss your sleep issues & what we need to achieve
.03  Learn about our plan to get you a good night’s rest

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