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LAUP Abroad

Details of leading international hospitals performing LAUP to foreign patients.

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Rambam Medical Center

The Department of ENT carries out the entire range of surgical procedures for these areas using the most advanced and innovative techniques available.

Listed ENT specialist:

Prof. Gil Ziv

Director, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Senior Member Clinical Research Institute

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Hygeia Hospital

Hygeia Hospital's Ear Nose Throat Department, offers every diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical service for any case and condition in these sensitive areas of our body.

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Clinique de L'Alma

ENT specialists cater to ailments associated with ear, nose and throat, making it one of the best ENT hospitals in France.

Listed ENT specialist:

Dr. Dominique Elbaz

Otorhinolaryngologist

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Gleneagles Global Hospitals

Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai offers world class and advanced facilities and services in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and international patients. This 2000-bedded facility which is Halal and NABH certified, is one of India's top healthcare destination.

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Sourasky Medical Center

A major medical center in Tel Aviv operating three hospitals under its lead, and serves as a teaching and research center as well.

Listed ENT specialist:

Prof. Dan M. Fliss

Head of tolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

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LAUP

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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

13 listed ENT specialists:

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Prof. Dr. Mustafa Bülent Şerbetçioğlu

ENT and Audiology Specialist

Prof. Dr. Celil Uslu

ENT, Head and Neck Surgery Specialist

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LAUP

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Avcilar Hospital

** Prices here are average prices and depend on patients' medical conditions. For cases requiring longer hospitalisation, extra days will be priced separately.

3 listed ENT specialists:

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Dr. Burhan Kocamal

ENT (Ear Nose & Throat) Specialist

Prof. Dr. Hakan Göçmen

ENT (Ear Nose & Throat) Specialist

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About LAUP

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Laser-Assisted Uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP)?
LAUP is a surgical procedure for the removal of the uvula and a portion of the soft palate using a carbon dioxide laser. Laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty is used in the treatment of habitual snoring and sleep apnea.

How is LAUP Performed?

  • The patient is made to sit up on a chair.
  • Local anesthesia is sprayed on the patient’s throat, tonsils, soft palate, and uvula, which is a tiny triangle shaped tissue that suspends from soft palate over the back of the tongue.
  • Some more anesthetic is injected into the uvula muscle tissue.
  • A carbon dioxide laser is used to make a couple of vertical cuts in the soft palate on both the sides of the uvula.
  • A third cut is made to remove the uvula tip and a portion of the soft palate.

How to Prepare for the LAUP procedure?
  • The patient needs to go through a number of tests to evaluate:
    • The total and differential white blood cell count
    • The blood hemoglobin percentage
    • The bleeding and clotting time
  • A polysomnography is performed to determine the degree of sleep apnea that the patient is suffering from. Laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP) is performed only on patients who experience mild to moderate sleep apnea. If LAUP is performed only to treat snoring, the patient may continue to suffer from sleep apnea without snoring.
  • The patient’s medical history and lifestyle factors are examined.
  • The patient goes through a physical check-up and an otolaryngological examination.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Approximately 30 minutes

Number of sessions required : LAUP usually requires a sequence of 3 to 5 treatments.
If more LAUP treatment sessions are required, they are separated 4 to 8 weeks apart.

Days admitted : None. LAUP is performed as an outpatient procedure.

Anesthesia : Local or general anesthesia

Recovery : - The surgery may not be effective
- Severe pain for many weeks
- Worsening of obstructive sleep apnea
- Permanent change in voice

Risks : - The surgery may not be effective
- Severe pain for many weeks
- Worsening of obstructive sleep apnea
- Permanent change in voice

After care : - Light bleeding after the surgery can be dealt by spitting out the blood and gurgling with cold water.
- Persistent or heavy postoperative bleeding should be reported to the otolaryngologist.
- Medication to relieve the throat discomfort should be taken after consulting the doctor.

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