Palate Surgery

Often obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring are caused by the tonsils and the palate (back of the throat), because they are located in the narrowest part of the throat. Patients with OSA commonly have too much throat tissue in this area, which can hinder breathing during sleep.

Removing this excess tissue and providing a stable framework for the breathing passage via surgery can help alleviate these symptoms. Surgical procedures can reinforce the pharyngeal walls and open the airway, decreasing the chance of collapse.

For patients who have snoring without significant OSA, minimally invasive techniques such as radiofrequency treatments may be an option.

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