Tonsillectomy done in adults
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|Wed, 10-31-2012 - 9:50am|
I have recently went to a ear, nose and throat doctor because I am having extreme daytime fatigue. It has been very hard to stay awake many days. Someone mentioned having their tonsils and adnoids removed due to what is called, Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) which is some sort of airway obstruction of the soft palate. The blockage can be thickened soft tissue in the back of the mouth or back of the nose. (I am trying to remember exactly how the dr. explain this).
Has anyone ever heard of this? Has anyone had their tonsils and/or other tissue removed in surgery as an adult? I know there are many risks involved in this type of surgery, so I am trying to get some thoughts or opinions about this.