Sleep disorders

Surgical methods for the treatment of night snoring

In some cases, surgery to stop snoring is the only way to solve the problem. As a rule, surgical methods for the treatment of snoring are indicated if the patient has anatomical defects in the nasopharynx, anomalies in the development of the respiratory tract, as well as in chronic diseases, for example, soft tissue hyperplasia or defects in the nasal cavity and pharynx.

Many otorhinolaryngological centers widely practice laser snoring treatment (laser uvulopalatoplasty ). The method is effective for uncomplicated snoring, but is contraindicated for the treatment of patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Therefore, before the appointment of laser uvulopalatoplasty , all patients should undergo a polysomnographic examination or cardio-respiratory monitoring to exclude obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

In the treatment of snoring The radio wave method ( somnoplasty ) is widely used. However, its use also requires a thorough examination of the patient with the identification of the causative factor of snoring and its objective assessment. The advantages of using a laser and radio waves for the treatment of snoring include their relatively low cost , although the prices for procedures vary in a fairly wide range, especially in Moscow.

You can find reviews on the treatment of snoring with these methods on the Internet.

Surgical (operative) treatment of snoring is used if the patient has chronic nasal obstruction of various origins. Surgical interventions at the level of the pharynx – uvulotomy (partial or complete removal of the palatine uvula), uvulopalatopharyngoplasty , tonsillectomy , correction of the nasal septum – are quite traumatic and should be used according to strict indications, since there are certain postoperative risks for them .

It should be noted that any operation against snoring requires a balanced approach, a complete clinical examination, evaluation of polysomnography data and additional examination methods, taking into account indications and contraindications, as well as determining the risk of complications. Therefore, the treatment of complicated snoring is recommended only in specialized medical institutions. For help, you can contact the Center for Sleep Medicine at the Rehabilitation Clinic in Khamovniki , which specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of such disorders.

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