What is the most common surgical intervention used to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

Updated: Feb 25, 2021
  • Author: Charles E Morgan, DMD, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Many surgical procedures for OSA are available, but uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP, or UP3) is the most frequently performed operation. Further investigation into the pathophysiology of OSA and the long-term efficacy of current surgical therapy is indicated and ongoing. (See Surgical Treatment of OSA.)


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