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LAUP (Laser Assisted Uvula Palatoplasty) in Madrid

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Madrid, Spain performing LAUP (Laser Assisted Uvula Palatoplasty).

Cost of LAUP (Laser Assisted Uvula Palatoplasty) in Spain

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$US 4,800

$US 5,400

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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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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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Hospital Universitario HM Montepríncipe

The Hospital has all the medical-surgical specialties, both children and adults. With approximately 200 beds divided into adult ICUs, pediatric and neonatal ICUs, general and cardiology facilities with single rooms, adult and pediatric day hospitals, adult and pediatric

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Quirón Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quirón Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital 400 has certified physicians from all medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

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Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.

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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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