There is level 1 evidence that suggests UPPP surgery is an effective treatment for OSA in the appropriately selected patient.
Articles tagged with "uvulopalatopharyngoplasty"
OSAS is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, as well as increased risk of poor sleep and low QOL
Can an anatomy-based staging system effectively predict the efficacy of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) performed along with nasal surgery? Background: While the overall efficacy of UPPP is estimated at 40 percent, Friedman and colleagues published a series of 134 patients who were staged based upon oral cavity exam and body mass index (BMI) (Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002;127:13-21). […]
When it comes to performing surgery for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), there are a variety of procedures that can be done, but otolaryngologists sometimes have personal preferences, and preferences can affect everything from how diagnoses are made to the type of surgery performed, often with similar end results.