Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) by Top Houston ENT Doctor

Dr. CT Nguyen, Certified ENT Surgeon Houston

Dr. CT Nguyen has 15+ years experience as a leading ENT expert and has helped hundreds of people get relief from their nasal & sinus conditions.


Are You a Candidate for Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) Treatment?

  • Do you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea?
  • Do you find you have trouble breathing properly and that something may be blocking your airway?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions click below to fill out our assessment form

or call us at: (832) 237-7777

"Dr. Nguyen and his staff are very nice. The sinus procedure was tough at the beginning as I could not take steroids to aid the recovery process, but now I'm feeling great!"

How Can Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Do suffer from obstructive sleep apnea and a difficulty breathing at night? If so, then uvulopalatopharyngoplasty may be the answer to your problems.

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) is a procedure that removes excess tissue in the throat to make the airway wider. This sometimes can allow air to move through the throat more easily when you breathe, reducing the severity of obstructive sleep apnea.

Benefits of Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty is an effective procedure for obstructive sleep apnea and can also be used to combat excessive snoring in many patients.  Over the long term, it cures snoring in about half to three quarters of those who have had this surgery. The reason some doctors may recommend UPPP may include that you:

  •     have excess tissue in your nose, mouth, or throat that blocks your airway
  •     choose not to use (or cannot use) Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy (CPAP)
  •     do not get better after using CPAP
  •     do not want to have an opening made in your windpipe (tracheostomy) to treat sleep apnea

Is Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty Right for You?

Obstructive sleep apnea can often pose a potentially more severe threat to its sufferers if left unaddressed. Many people who undergo UPPP have gone on to live productive lives after a brief 3 week recovery with no incidence. Dr. Nguyen is a Board Certified Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon with an impeccable track record. If you feel that UPPP may improve your standard of living, then he is here to help.

What to Expect with the UPPP Procedure

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty is a surgical technique that focuses on the shortening of the uvula (the small tissue that hangs at the back of the throat), a portion of soft palate, and may also include the tonsils, and in children the adenoids.

Where Can Houston Residents Get UPPP?

Make an appointment with Dr. Nguyen today to determine if UPPP is right for you, and get the relief you need.  Either book an assessment or call our Houston office, and treat your obstructive sleep apnea today!