Keywords:  uppp, snoring, apnea, uvula, palate
operation sometimes used to treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea
surgical resection of unnecessary palatal and oropharyngeal tissue to open the airway; intended to cure extreme cases of snoring (with or without sleep apnea)
also called UPPP; the surgical procedure for the removal of the uvula and tightening of loose tissue in the back of the throat.