Jefferson University Hospitals

Laser-Assisted Uvuloplasty (LAUP)

To control snoring or mild forms of sleep apnea, laser-assisted uvuloplasty can be performed to remove the uvula and surrounding tissue to open the airway behind the palate. LAUP, however, is typically not the first treatment choice because of the painful recovery and risks involved.

Otolaryngologists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons at Jefferson will work in conjunction with our sleep medicine specialists to evaluate your condition and determine whether LAUP is right for you.