Laser Surgery For Snoring Treatment
by Eli Yoshida-Montezuma
Laser-Assisted Uvula-Platoplasty (LAUP)
In this procedure the patient usually remains fully awake and sitting upright on a comfortable chair. After the area has been treated with a local anesthetic, the specially designed CO2 or Swiftlaser is used to ablate the uvula, trim and reshape the excessive tissue, which is usually the cause of snoring.
The procedure will take 10-15 minutes. Some clinics can fix the problem in 2-5 sessions other in only 1.Each session takes 10-15 minutes. The sessions are 6-12 weeks apart. The patient can return after 4-6 weeks to have more of the soft tissue removed if the problem continues after the full treatment.
The Cost. Will Insurance cover it?
Although the SwiftLaser has FDA marketing clearance specifically for the treatment of snoring, insurance carriers may or may not routinely reimburse for the LAUP procedure. You should check with your insurance carrier for information about specific benefits.
Advantages of Laser Surgery
- Because a smaller incision is required, laser procedures often take less time (and cost less money) than traditional surgery.
My Opinion on Laser Surgery
Look into snoring exercises to help you stop snoring, herbal supplements, and even your own sleep hygiene. Try looking for something more natural and keep an eye out for any new articles on LAUP. Thanks for reading and contact the place below for more information.
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