Snoring – Surgical Intervention for Simple Snoring

Request for referral for surgical intervention for simple snoring.

Related keywords
Snoring, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), laser-assisted uvuloplatoplasty (LAUP), soft palate implants, radiofrequency ablation
Who can apply
General Practitioner
Referral routes
Exceptional Funding Request Panel

Surgery for snoring is usually regarded as a last resort, when all other treatment options have been tried and proven ineffective. Surgery is also not suitable for most cases of snoring. For example, it has limited effectiveness in treating nasal snoring.

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Description: This is an Exceptional Funding Request policy.  Referral can only be made following authorisation from the CCG’s Exceptional Funding Request Panel. Applications can only be considered by the Panel if there is clear evidence that the patient’s clinical circumstances or condition are exceptional, i.e. there is something about the patient’s condition or circumstances that differentiates them, or […]