It is applied to patients whose nose and throat structure abnomalities are identified at ENT examination. It is made with the attempts to solve the problems which narrow the airways; these problems are mainly related to uvula and / or tonsils. In some private centers, It is also made some attempts in order to fix jaw deformities.
In practice, the operation called UPPP (uvulo - palato - pharingoplasthy) and performed by expanding airway at the back of tongue is the most common surgical method. Recently, this operation can be done with the laser and 50% success is achieved in the treatment of this syndrome. Patients with advanced level of snoring and apnea may benefit from this method to a limited extent; in some patients, the achieved improcement is lost after a period of 6 months to 2 years; and the symptoms of the disease can be repeated.