Surgical methods

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.