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Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) removes loose tissue in the palate and throat, opening the breathing passage.
Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) removes excess tissue that blocks the airway passage.
The surgical treatment for this excess of tissue is called uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP).
Doctors may perform an uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) to remove tissue from the back of the mouth and the top of the throat to improve airflow.
Some procedures, like uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) remove excess tissue from the throat and soft palate, while others fix structural problems that disrupt breathing during sleep.