A surgery aimed to eliminate snoring, which is caused by the excess tissues of the uvula, soft palate, and pharynx, gains popularity among ENT services. Snoring can be a symptom of ENT-organ disease and it is a good reason to visit an ENT specialist, who will set a diagnosis, exclude contraindications and assign а therapy in order to get rid of snoring.
Snoring (rhonchopathy) – sound vibrations that occur during the passage of air through the respiratory tract at a time of sleep because of a partially blocked nasopharynx or larynx. Snoring leads to disruption of the deep sleep phase, chronic fatigue, headaches, and life-threatening respiratory and cardiac disorders. Family members suffer from a snoring person due to permanent lack of sleep as well.
Indications for surgery to stop snoring
Snoring surgery is necessary, if:
- Conservative (medicamental) methods of treatment are powerless.
- Snoring makes difficulties for the patient and his family to have a good nights rest.
- Snoring is accompanied by periodic short-term interruption of breathing during sleep (apnea) with risks to the health and life of the patient.
- There is a heavy form of snoring with loud sounds and chokes.
Types and costs of snoring surgery
In “Certus” clinic the surgery to stop snoring is performed using one of two methods in order to remove excess tissues of the soft palate and expand the area of air passage through the respiratory tract. In case of enlarged tonsils, the snoring surgery may involve tonsillectomy.
Coblation treatment of palatal snoring is carried out with the help of innovative equipment. It gives the possibility to incise the soft palate and remove the excess fragments in an accurate, bloodless, and quick way using the cold plasma flow. Coblation treatment in contrast to laser therapy involves the use of relatively low temperatures (40-70℃) for tissue destruction.
- Minimal injury.
- Absence of bleeding.
- The shortest recovery period.
Surgical treatment of palatal snoring involves resection of the excess part of the uvula and other parts of the soft palate with a scalpel. This type of treatment requires a long healing time and a longer recovery period than the snoring treatment by means of coblation.
The price of the snoring surgery depends on the type of surgery. The procedure with coblation equipment is more expensive than surgical treatment. Localization and size of excess tissues of the oral cavity, as well as the method of anesthesia influence on the price. Approximate prices for snoring surgery in our clinic are presented in the section of the same name.
How is the surgery performed in “Certus” clinic?
Pre-surgery examination and ENT consultation: 1-3 days.
Duration of the surgery: 30 min. to 1 hour. The surgery can take place on an outpatient basis or in a clinical setting (1 day).
Anaesthesis: general anesthesia or local anesthesia.
*Recovery period. In case of coblation treatment, recovery period takes about 7 days. By the use of surgical treatment it takes two weeks. The patient has a pain in the throat and ears, it is difficult for him to eat and talk normally. There may be a fever. Dry and bulky food is contraindicated. The patient should talk as little as possible.
*The effect, result, risks, and recovery period depend on the individual peculiarities of the human body.
Surgical treatment of palatinal snoring (cost of anesthesia is not included)
Coblation treatment of palatinal snoring (cost of anesthesia is not included)
Do I need to undergo examinations or tests before the procedure / operation?
Laboratory examination before the procedure / operation you can pass in our clinic or at the place of residence, depending on the type of anesthesia.
If the operation takes place under general anesthesia, then the following tests should be taken:
1. Full blood count and urine tests.
2. Blood glucose test.
3. Blood type and Rh factor.
4. Clotting assay.
5. Biochemical blood test.
6. Blood test for HBsAg, Anti-HCV Ig(G+M), Anti-HIV ½.
7. Wasserman reaction.
9. Physician’s examination
10. Chest X-ray.
11. Gynecologist’s examination.
If the operation will take place under local anesthesia, then the following tests should be taken:
1. Complete blood count (with formula) + platelets.
2. Blood glucose test.
3. Clotting assay.
4. Blood test for HBsAg, Anti-HCV Ig(G+M), Anti-HIV ½.
5. Urine test.
6. Blood type.
7. Chest X-ray.
The cost of the examination in our clinic is 50-100 $.
Anesthesia is included in the price of the service?
The cost of anesthesia is not included in the cost of the procedure and is paid separately depending on its type and duration.
1. General short-term anesthesia (up to 3 hours) - 300 $
2. Each subsequent hour of general anesthesia additionally - 100 $
3. Intravenous anesthesia - 200 $
4. Local anesthesia - 100 $
After surgery, will I be able to stay in your clinic?
The postoperative period you can spend in our clinic. This service is paid separately - from 100 $ up to 200 $ per day.