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Old 08-09-2006, 11:43 AM   #1
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Is partial soft pallet and uvula removal worth it?

I respectfully request any and all advice and stories from others that have had a partial soft pallet and uvula removal to help with sleep apnea. I am due to have sinus surgery to open windows in all of my sinus cavaties, my tonsils and adnoids removed, and a UPPP (partial soft pallet and uvula removal) on September 5, 2006. I am sure about the need and benifits of the sinus windows and T&A removal; but, I am hesitant about the UPPP. All references and many secondary consultations have told me that the benefits are questionable; while, the side effects can result in the need for speech therapy and physical therapy (swollowing). Please let me know what you think. I value the experiences and opinions of others.
Sincerely,
MG

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