Removal or Shortening of Uvula

We can perform a procedure to shorten the uvula resulting in a more restful night’s sleep.

The uvula is the dangling ‘boxing bag’ in the central portion of the back of the throat. If it is too long, it may contribute to snoring and the disruption of you and your partner’s sleep. We can determine if an elongated uvula is the cause of the problem and also recommend treatment for you.

Causes of an Elongated Uvula:
Swelling, inflammation, infection, lesions, congenital condition.

Symptoms of an Elongated Uvula:
Snoring, sensation that something is stuck at the back of the throat, constant need to cough or clear the throat.

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Benefits of Removal or Shortening of Uvula

Removal or Shortening of Uvula minimizes snoring

Minimize snoring

Removal or Shortening of Uvula alleviates throat symptoms

Alleviate throat symptoms

Removal or Shortening of Uvula is minimally invasive

Minimally invasive procedure

Removal or Shortening of Uvula is performed under local anesthesia

Performed under local anesthesia

Removal or Shortening of Uvula improves partner's sleep

Partner’s sleep improved

What to Expect

In our office, Dr. Davis removes part or in some cases all of the uvula through the throat. The procedure takes just a few minutes and is performed under local anesthesia. The throat is sore for about a week and we recommend lots of popsicles during this period. We also prescribe medications to control any discomfort.

*Results may vary and are not guaranteed*