Sleep Apnea Surgery, Snoring Surgery, UPPP, LAUP, RFA

  • Medical Name: Sleep apnea surgery, Snoring surgery, UPPP, LAUP, RFA
  • Common Name: Snoring Surgery, Surgery for Breathing Problems, Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Anesthesia Type: General Anesthesia
  • Procedure Duration: 45 minutes
  • Recovery Time: 1 week
  • Procedure Location: Hospital
Sleep apnea surgery, Snoring surgery, UPPP, LAUP, RFA

About Sleep apnea surgery, Snoring surgery, UPPP, LAUP, RFA

Some people my find snoring simply annoying, but serious problems can lead not only to strains in your relationships, but to more serious problems like sleep apnea. 

Sleep apnea is when your throat becomes blocked during sleep. You actually stop breathing for short periods of time, causing you to briefly wake up and lose the quality of your rest. Besides snoring, you may also gasp or snort, wake up still tired after a full night's sleep, wake up with headaches, feel sleepy or even fall asleep during the day, have problems with memory or concentration, or be cranky and short-tempered. Sleep apnea also makes you more likely to develop even more serious issues like high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, stroke or sexual dysfunction.

The goal of most surgeries for breathing problems is to widen the airway. This is done by taking out or shrinking excess tissue where the mouth meets the throat. Some procedures are only for snoring and will not help sleep apnea.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a serious medical condition that should not go untreated. Several easy-to-recognize symptoms of sleep apnea include:
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Loud snoring
  • Gasping for air during sleep
  • Falling asleep while driving
  • Falling asleep during the day
  • Morning headaches
  • Loss of energy
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Irritability

AIRLIFT™ is a simple and effective treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It’s an intuitive approach to hyoid & tongue suspension designed to provide immediate and lasting relief by opening and stabilizing the airway. AIRLIFT is easy to implant, comfortable and covered by insurance. The AIRLIFT procedure can be performed in as little as 30 minutes by a physician in an outpatient setting.

AIRLIFT is an alternative to CPAP

AIRLIFT is a long-lasting sleep apnea solution – there’s nothing additional to do to get a great night’s sleep, no awkward mask or oral appliance to wear, no air pressure adjustments to make, and no batteries to charge.

If you have difficulty tolerating CPAP and its invasion on your lifestyle, AIRLIFT may allow you to throw your CPAP away!

AIRLIFT is a treatment that:
  • Begins working right away
  • Provides relief from sleep apnea symptoms, including snoring
  • Is a long-lasting solution
  • Works with other sleep apnea procedures
  • Is very safe and hassle-free – nothing for you to do after implantation, no physical limitations
  • Has a short post-operative recovery
  • Is reimbursed by most insurance and Medicare/Medicaid


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