What is the most common surgical procedure for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Himanshu Wickramasinghe, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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UPPP is the most common surgical procedure performed for adults with OSA. It involves removal of the tonsils (if present), the uvula, the distal margin of the soft palate, and the redundant pharyngeal tissue, as well as reshaping of the soft tissues in the lateral pharyngeal walls.


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