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Remuera Surgical Care

Private Surgical Service, Plastic Surgery, General Surgery

This is where you will come to have your surgery performed. The visits to your surgeon before and after surgery will be at their consulting rooms.

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) is surgery to open the upper airways by taking out extra tissue in the throat. It may be done to treat mild obstructive sleep apnoea or severe snoring.

UPPP removes soft tissue at the back of the throat. This includes:

  • all or part of the uvula (the soft flap of tissue that hangs down at the back of the mouth)
  • parts of the soft palate and tissue at the sides of the throat
  • tonsils and adenoids, if they are still there.

This page was last updated at 9:50AM on May 24, 2021.