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Have you tried somnoplasty?
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RE: Have you tried somnoplasty?
(03-15-2015 01:16 PM)remltr Wrote:  Have you tried somnoplasty?

Nope.

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03-26-2015 12:12 PM
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RE: Have you tried somnoplasty?
About ten years ago, I had a series of soft palate RF treatments and a small reduction of uvula. Cost me about $5K. No results at all. My complaint at that time was snoring, with apnea reduction a bonus. Bottom line -- no help at all. Treatment was not very painful -- just a fairly bad sore throat for a couple of days. Worst problem was that your throat swells up and you can't breathe very well for a couple of days, and you can't sleep much at all. You can deal with it for two nights, but if it extends into a third sleepless night, it can get pretty scary
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RE: Have you tried somnoplasty?
(03-15-2015 01:16 PM)remltr Wrote:  I am getting frustrated. I have tried a great deal of the mask designs available and I dislike, I guess like most humans, having anything on my face that wouldn't normally be there.

I am considering visiting a doctor that performs somnoplasty to see what, if any effect, it could have on my apnea.

I am wondering if anyone here has done it. I assume if you are still here then maybe it didn't work so well. SHa_biggrin5

If someone can give me some feedback on your results I would be appreciative.

Yes, I've had it, if you mean having the Uvala laser treatment. It was very painful, but more importantly did not cure my OSA. Unfortunately, that's a common experience as the success rate for this operation is only one in three. I also still experience some side effects of that treatment and also have to take care when I swallow. It's not the magic bullet that you're hoping for.

I now have a CPAP machine, which is very successful - & is the treatment I should have been given in the first place. It's not called the gold standard for OSA for nothing.
03-28-2015 04:33 PM
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