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The Doctors welcome otolaryngologist Dr. Lee Mandel, the Director of the South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center, to share a procedure that treats sleep apnea, he says when the sleep apnea is severe it can cause someone's oxygen saturation to drop and lead to possible problems with the cardiovascular system.
Dr. Mandel says the procedure can likely help anyone who has mild to severe sleep apnea, which is when someone experiences anywhere from 5 to 30 sleep apnea events -- when breathing stops while asleep -- during a typical night.
Following the procedure, Dr. Mandel says patients should expect significant improvement in 2 weeks and by 8 weeks, the maximum effects should occur.
So what is involved in the 3-minute procedure? Dr. Mandel explains an incision is made in the palette and the excess part of the uvula is removed, along with making a controlled abrasion with a contact diode laser to help the pallette contract and stay firm as it heals. The procedure occurs while the patient is under anesthesia.
Dr. Mandel says patients should expect a significant sore throat after and he says eating a soft diet will be necessary.