November 17, 2019

Modified UPPP to Treat OSA Video




UPPP or uvulopalatopharyngoplasty is the "traditional" surgical procedure to help address obstructive sleep apnea in adult patients. However, more often, UPPP variations are performed instead. One such modified UPPP is shown in the above video. (Traditional UPPP video shown below.)

Such UPPP variations are performed either to minimize perceived risk of potential complications (cicatricial scarring, velopharyngeal insufficiency) or to improve OSA success rates beyond what could be achieved with traditional UPPP.

For more general information about UPPP, click here.

For more general information on obstructive sleep apnea, click here.

Enjoy!




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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids. He is also the chief medical officer of O2Labz, a medical and scientific 3D animation company.

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