Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty — surgery for snoring

  • A. Safaya
  • J. C. Suri
  • K. Batra


Snoring is a social problem and is considered to be a warning sign, in relation to the upper airway structural and physiological anatomy. The complications and sequelae of snoring can be life threatening also. Therefore it becomes important to treat snoring in the first instance. Surgical treatment of snoring is the standard protocol (UPPP) Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, was started by Fujita a and this technique has now been found to be very effective. 8 cases of snoring with no evidence of sleep apnta were operated in the department with a standard modified technique. The technique und the results are discussed here.

Key Words

Snoring Sleep Apnea Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Safaya
    • 1
  • J. C. Suri
    • 1
  • K. Batra
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of respiratory medicineSafdarjang HospitalNew Delhi

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