Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Surgery

Snoring and sleep apnea are caused because of airflow obstruction. The surgeon will first examine and investigate to identify the sites of airflow obstruction. Then as per the diagnosis, he may decide to undertake single or multiple procedures in one stage or in multiple stages to minimize these
obstructions and bring relief from snoring and sleep apnea.

Surgical treatments for obstructive sleep apnoea include:

  • Septoplasty and Turbinate Reduction
  • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)
  • Midline Glossectomy and Base of Tongue Reduction
  • Radiofrequency Volumetric Tissue Reduction (RFVTR)
  • In severe cases, the surgeon can opt for more aggressive procedures like, Hyoid Suspension, Genioglossus Advancement (GGA), Maxillomandibular Osteotomy (MMO) and Maxillomandibular advancement (MMA)

Conditions treated

  • Snoring
  • Sleep Apnea

Why this surgery?

Several problems are created by snoring and sleep apnea which ultimately affects the health:

  • Interruptions of breathing
  • Frequent waking from sleep
  • Light sleeping
  • Strain on heart
  • Poor night’s sleep which leads to drowsiness all through the day


  • Increases upper airway cross-sectional area
  • Remove obstructive tissues

Know more about Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Surgery

  • The patient will need to stop eating or drinking before the procedure as per instruction of the surgeon.
  • Patients are advised to stop smoking before the procedure to facilitate proper healing.
  • Some medications may need to be discontinued before surgery.
  • Depending on the sleep apnoea surgery performed, recovery times vary. Some procedures require overnight hospital stays while some are minimally invasive, and patients are discharged shortly after the procedure is completed.
  • The patient will receive thorough instructions regarding aftercare so that they can plan for the necessary recovery period, including arranging time off and help at home.

The patient will be required to come for post-op check-ups in the OPD on day 1, day 3, day 7, day 14,
day 21, and day 28 after the surgery.

  • Many anaesthesia medications relax the throat muscles, which can make sleep apnoea worse during the procedure. As a result, the patient will likely need extra support, such as endotracheal intubation.
  • excessive bleeding
  • infection
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • additional breathing problems
  • urinary retention
  • allergic reaction to anaesthesia

Why Dr Rao’s ENT?

Best Success Rate – Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Surgery when conducted by expert surgeon delivers very successful outcomes.

Facilities Available

World Class Technology

  • HD Endoscopes – Provides precise visualisation. Ensures minimal invasive surgical procedure.
  • Zeiss Vario Microscope (Germany) – Brings neurosurgical precision to ENT surgeries.
  • Lumenis AcuPulse DUO with complete ENT accessories (USA) – Customised beam delivery for superior clinical results and improved patient safety.
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