Snoring (ronchopathy) is a common problem in modern society.
Snoring increases the risk of cardiovascular catastrophes in the patient (strokes, heart attacks). Severe snoring is accompanied by apnea - stopping and breathing disorders during sleep. It not only impairs the quality of sleep but also reduces the level of oxygen in the blood. This, in turn, leads to increased fatigue, decreased memory and performance, headaches, rapid heartbeat, and increased blood pressure.
Surgical treatment of snoring by uvuloplasty is aimed at improving airway patency and normalizing sleep breathing.
Ronchopathy (snoring) affects 60% of people over the age of 40, and this figure increases in proportion to age. Snoring occurs when the patency, narrowing, or relaxation of the walls of the airways for the following reasons:
Indications for surgical treatment include:
Immediately before visiting the specialist, it is necessary to record sleep by recording the level of snoring on the device SOMNOcheck micro CARDIO with decoding data. At the reception, the otolaryngologist must perform a diagnostic examination of the roto-; naso-; laryngopharynx to determine the possible cause of snoring, as well as to conduct endoscopy of the ENT organs with fixation of the results. After a detailed examination of the patient, the doctor will determine the amount of necessary surgery (in the absence of contraindications related to health).
Uvulopalatoplasty surgery helps to get rid of this unpleasant phenomenon. During its correction of a soft palate, palatal brackets, a tongue is carried out. Additionally, the surgeon makes notches so that the soft tissues shrink during the scarring process. As a result, the tissues are compacted and become much less mobile, the airway increases. Thus eliminate the failure of the structures of the larynx and restore the physiological conductivity of the upper respiratory tract.
During the operation, the free passage of air in the throat is restored. Depending on the clinical picture, the amount of surgery required can vary significantly.
In the treatment of snoring surgically used radio waves, which have a number of advantages:
This technique allows you to cure snoring and apnea (prolonged sleep apnea). The method of uvulopalatoplasty using radio wave radiation is based on the ability of high-frequency waves (up to 4 MHz) to locally heat tissue cells. High-frequency waves, passing through soft tissues, evaporate intracellular fluid without heating. The effect is local, so the surrounding tissues are not damaged. The surgical wound heals quickly, no scars remain on the outer surfaces of the tissues.
To accelerate the healing process, patients are advised to follow the following recommendations for 2-4 weeks:
The period after surgical treatment of snoring usually proceeds without complications, the postoperative area heals without scars and does not lead to functional disorders of the nasopharynx. The patient is released home a few hours after surgery. The attending physician conducts an examination in a few days. The recovery period lasts 2-4 weeks. Patients report moderate pain (for its relief, the doctor prescribes painkillers).
MSCT of the brain and skull bones with contrast injection
Breast reduction with periareolar scar with inverted-T mastopexy