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Radiowave surgery treatment

Snoring is often underestimated ailment, but modern medicine, guided by latest technology, does not give up in the fight against this troublesome problem. Radiosurgery brought new hope to those affected by the disease, and even more affected by it, their partners. This technology uses high-frequency and low temperature energy to change the shape of the palate and uvula in order to reduce or eliminate snoring. Most importantly, the delicate incisions heal quickly and the accompanying pain is not much stronger than tingling sensation. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia, and the non-invasive use of radio waves allows to minimize complications and the time needed for recovery. This gentle technique is also an effective method to solve the problem which is regularly causing nightmares for the closest of those snoring.

More information on snoring treatment performed at the Sleep Disorder Clinic in LUX MED Group Hospital may be obtained on 22 431 20 59 or by e-mail: szpital@luxmed.pl

Now you can get rid of or reduce snoring quickly and easily. Ask your doctor about the use of radiowave surgery in the effective treatment of snoring. Check now the Frequently Asked Questions section about this type of procedure.

What does the radiowave surgery involve?
Radiowave surgery uses high frequency and low temperature radio waves flow effect by a specific area in the soft palate and uvula. The prefix "radio" is used because the used frequency is higher than in the case of radio sets receiving long radio waves, but lower than frequencies used in TV sets.
Radiowave surgery allows making very small, precise and delicate incisions. Thin, isolated, made of microfibres wire which conducts radio waves is gently inserted into the soft palate. Waves are subjected only to cells and tissues directly adhering to the electrode.

How does radiowave surgery differ from other treatments reducing snoring, such as the use of a laser?
Surgical procedures using the laser are associated with the use of much higher temperatures and are less sensitive in comparison to radiowave surgery. They may be associated with excessive tissue burns which delay healing and is associated with severe postoperative pain.

What are the causes of snoring?
Snoring occurs when the soft tissues in the airway relax during sleep and begin to tremble under the influence of air flow. Frequent snoring is caused by trembling of the soft palate and uvula in the back of the mouth. Tongue, tonsils, adenoids and nasal mucosa swelling may also contribute to the occurrence of snoring.

Does performing the radiowave surgery require hospitalization?
No. The whole procedure takes only a few minutes. It is performed under local anaesthesia in the treatment room.

What are the benefits to the patient associated with this method?
Radiowave surgery gives excellent and sustainable results, which are accompanied by only minimal, or even no tissue damage, swelling, scarring or other complications. In addition, radiowave surgery is a safe, gentle technique. It is associated with a very short recovery time after surgery.

How do I know if radiowave surgery is suitable for me?
If you snore loudly and frequently, and do not suffer from diseases associated with airway obstruction, you are a potential candidate for the surgery. Ask your doctor about it. After examination and execution of appropriate tests, your doctor will be able to determine whether radiowave surgery is the right treatment.

How many procedures will I require?

It depends on individual predispositions. Every procedure reduces snoring. Procedures are repeated until the desired effect is achieved or until the subsequent sessions do not bring any improvement.

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