Laser Assisted Uvuloplasty


Sleep Better, Breathe Better with Laser Assisted Uvuloplasty (LAUP)

Is LAUP right for me?

Reduce vibrations and breathe more freely. LAUP opens the airway for clear, quiet breath.

Removing the uvula not only opens the airway and allows you to breathe freely, it helps treats snoring, frequent waking, and other symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), as well as the effects of a ‘heavy neck’ so you can and get the rest you need.

A Fast day-surgery with minimal recovery time – results within weeks of healing.

  • Initial consultation is performed with the surgeon (Dr. G. Antoniak or Dr. J. Bonaparte) to determine if the patient is a good candidate for surgery.
  • Quotation for surgery is given and explained to patient.
  • A detailed pre-operative appointment is scheduled with a Registered Nurse to review preoperative and postoperative instructions.
  • The LAUP surgery is performed in our fully equipped surgicentre, as a day surgery.
  • It is done under local anesthesia i.e. the uvula and soft palate is completely numbed locally with lidocaine.  
  • You will be sitting in an upright position during the procedure where your heart rate and oxygen level will be monitored by a Registered Nurse.
  • The uvula is removed using a laser.  
  • Length of surgery : 20 min
  • After surgery you will be asked to wait until the anesthetic has worn off before eating or drinking anything (approximately 1 hour).
  • Effects from surgery usually start 3-4 weeks after, once healed.

Why Get your LAUP Treatment with us at Facial Surgery & Cosmetic Centre of Ottawa?

You’re in the hands of an expert, knowledgeable,  and reputable Otolaryngology team

  • Dr. G. Antoniak is a specialist in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and qualified cosmetic surgeon with over 30 years of experience. He has performed many otoplasty surgeries in both children and adult.
  • Excellent patient care and follow up
Concerns: A soft diet is recommended for the first 2-3 days following the procedure. A sore throat can be expected for up to 10 days after surgery.

Meet your Laser Assisted Uvuloplasty team

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