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UPPP Abroad

A list of leading international hospitals performing the Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) procedure.

HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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UPPP

upon request

NP Istanbul Brain Hospital

NPISTANBUL Brain Hospital; the first special neuro-psychiatric
hospital in Turkey established with the aim of providing effective treatment services with the most sophisticated treatment possibilities.

Listed ENT specialist:

Dr. Murat Topak

Otorhinolaryngologist

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UPPP

3,900 - 4,900 US$

Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud

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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UPPP

upon request

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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UPPP

upon request

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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UPPP

upon request

Gleneagles Global Hospitals

The Department of ENT at Gleneagles Global Hospitals has a range of ingenious treatments which cater to the patients suffering with diseases related to the ear, nose and throat. The Department has a team of doctors trained by a group of faculty members from renowned institutions.

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UPPP

upon request

Hospital Ruber Internacional

Hospital Ruber Internacional Otolaryngology (ENT) provides world-class care for diseases related to auditory function, speech and swallowing behavior, taste and oral pain syndromes, progression of sinonasal inflammatory disease and head and neck cancer.

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UPPP

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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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UPPP

upon request

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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UPPP

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Hospital Quirón Barcelona

Hospital Quirón Barcelona is the benchmark for private healthcare in southern Europe, providing world-class service for the past seventy years.

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UPPP

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About UPPP

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 Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty?

This is a surgical procedure which is used to remove excess tissue in the throat and sometimes remodels it making the airway wider. It is also known as sleep surgery, UP3 or UPPP. Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty is used to remove tissues such as Tonsils, Adenoids, Uvula, Soft palate, Excess throat tissue.


Why it is done
  • Your doctor may recommend UPPP if you:
  • Have excess tissue in your throat, nose or mouth which blocks your airway
  • Cannot use or prefer not to use CPAP
  • Do not feel better after using CPAP
  • Do not want to use tracheostomy to treat sleep apnea

How well does it work?
  • When UPPP is administered in isolation the results vary. This is because sleep apnea is usually caused by co-existing obstructions which are located at various locations of the airway.
  • UPPP reduces sleep apnea in some people
  • UPPP may stop snoring although episodes of apnea may continue
  • CPAP may be required after the surgery even if the blockage is successfully removed
  • Factors that influence the success of UPPP
  • The pre-surgical size of the tonsils, tongue base, soft palate and uvula.
  • Morbidly obese people have little success from this procedure

The UPPP procedure
  • UPPP is usually administered in isolation to patients with sleep apnea. It is administered in isolation with the aim of removing the tissue obstructing the patient’s throat. The procedure is done with the rationale that the patient’s airway will be widened and breathing will be eased by removing the excess tissue.
  • The procedure involves removing the tonsils, which is followed by removing of the anterior surface of the uvula and soft palate, folding the uvula towards the soft palate and suturing it together.
  • A tonsil is grasped with an instrument and medially retracted. The anterior tonsillar pillar mucosa is then incised and dissection continues along the tonsil capsule until the entire tonsil is removed.
  • The interior part of the soft palate is the resected along with the uvula so as to preserve nasopharyngeal mucosa.
  • Different suturing techniques are used at the corners of the soft palate to bring the oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal together in a single layer.

What to expect after surgery?
  • You doctor may recommend CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy after UPPP. CPAP therapy involves using breathing device worn especially at night to help you breathe more easily and prevent your airway from closing up while asleep.
  • Discomfort is usually present for the first 2-3 days and your doctor may prescribe pain medication or a numbing spray for your throat for this. However, your doctor may also recommend that you avoid some pain medications which relax the throat muscles. This is because they may narrow your airways and cause apnea episodes.
  • Your diet should be soft and liquid such as soups for the following 1-2 weeks. You may resume most of your regular activities within 1-2 weeks after the procedure. However, you may require up to 6 weeks to recover fully.

Recovery : -Damage to surrounding tissues and blood vessels. -Speech problems. -Swelling, infection, pain or bleeding. -Difficulty swallowing. -Sleepiness. -Narrowing of the airway in the throat and nose. -Changes in how food tastes. -Periods of apnea.

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