• Addresses the root cause of snoring
  • LAUP snoring procedure was invented by Professor Yves Kamami
  • He has treated 30,000 snorers at The Private Clinic
  • Best Clinic Group UK and Trust Pilot 5 star
  • Minimally-invasive 15 minute treatment

Snoring

The Problem

Snoring can have a devastating effect on relationships and can cause a number of problems for sufferers as a result of disturbed sleep. Recent research has shown that over 70% of people who try over-the-counter snoring cures do not get the relief they had hoped for.

The Private Clinic have been helping people with snoring and sleep problems for the past 30 years and have treated more patients than any other UK clinic. We offer the latest non-invasive laser and radio frequency procedures to tackle the most common causes of snoring, including blocked and stuffy nose and excess vibration of the soft palate and uvula. If you have tried over the counter treatments without success, this 15 minutes stop snoring procedure could be the solution you’ve been looking for.

Consultant ENT Surgeon, Professor Yves Kamami, Oto-Rhino-Laryngology Specialist,  GMC Number: 4145471 is the inventor of the LAUP (Laser Assisted Uvula Palatoplasty) procedure. Since then over 40,000 LAUP procedures have been performed in the UK.  Our snoring procedure has been featured in The Times. Professor Yves Kamami is available at our Harley Street, London clinic

If you don’t snore, you are more than likely to know someone who does – between 19% and 40% of adults snore when they sleep, and that percentage climbs even higher, particularly for men, as we age. It’s a nuisance for bed partners, but researchers say we shouldn’t be so quick to write off snoring or other forms of disrupted breathing while asleep as mere annoyances; instead, they could have other health effects.

Laser Assisted Uvuloplatoplasty (LAUP) for Snoring

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Snoring is a form of sleep apnea, in which people stop breathing for a few seconds or several minutes dozens of times in an hour. Any disruption of breathing during sleep can affect the brain. Researchers have recently found that people with sleep apnea tended to develop memory problems and other signs of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), memory loss and dementia earlier than people without such sleep disorders.

Snoring can have a devastating effect on relationships and can cause a number of problems for sufferers as a result of disturbed sleep. Recent research has shown that over 70% of people who try over-the-counter snoring cures do not get the relief they had hoped for. This is because there is no one ‘cure’ for snoring. Some people sleep on their back and this causes their tongue to roll back, others have problems with stuffy or blocked noses, while other people snore because they’re overweight.

Snoring is caused on two levels:

  1. By the nose and throat
  2. By the tongue

The two areas generally make up 100% of the snoring noise.  Dr Kamami can improve the top note noise from the nose and throat with the LAUP procedure. This however cannot take away the noise caused by the tongue.

At The Private Clinic our ENT specialist Dr Kamami often treats snoring patients with partial Nasal Turbinate if the tongue is a contributing factor to snoring. Laser Assisted partial turbinectomy is a minor procedure carried using the CO2 laser to improve air entry to the nose.

Combining both treatments often removes the very loud and disruptive snoring noise (the one that keeps partners awake!) and in effect reduces the noise made by the tongue.  This will also, in most cases cease the snoring noise when sitting (for example on trains and planes). The best option is to come in an see Dr Kamami, he is an expert in his field and he will be able to access the best way forward for you.

If you snore because of a deviated septum, our laser treatment won’t be suitable. However our Consultant Plastic Surgeons will be able to correct the positioning of the septum, via a minor rhinoplasty procedure, also called a Septo-Rhinoplasty, and get your breathing back on track. Dr Davood Fallahdar is a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon specialised in Rhinoplasty procedures. The best way to find out what is causing your snoring is to come in and see us, we have been treating patients for snoring for over 35 years. Book a consultation here.

The Advantages of our LAUP Laser Snoring Treatments include:

  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Walk-in walk-out procedure
  • No general anaesthetic needed and no hospital stay
  • Treatment takes just 15 minutes under local anaesthetic
  • Minimum downtime, normal activity can be resumed quickly
  • Having LAUP allows you to breathe more easily, stop your snoring and improve your sleep.
  • Featured in The Times

The Problem

Snoring can have a devastating effect on relationships and can cause a number of problems for sufferers as a result of disturbed sleep. Recent research has shown that over 70% of people who try over-the-counter snoring cures do not get the relief they had hoped for.

Effective Snoring Treatments

Here at The Private Clinic we have been helping people with snoring and sleep problems for the past 30 years. We offer the latest non-invasive laser and radio frequency procedures to tackle the most common causes of snoring, including blocked and stuffy nose and excess vibration of the soft palate and uvula. If you have tried over the counter treatments without success, this could be the solution you’ve been looking for.

Laser Assisted Assisted Uvuloplatoplasty (LAUP)

Laser assisted uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP) is a minimally-invasive treatment for snoring performed under local anaesthetic. LAUP can also be used to help treat mild to moderate cases of sleep apnoea. It is a quick procedure that uses laser technology to reduce the size of the uvula which is the soft, hanging part in your throat near your tonsils which as a result clears the airways making you less likely to snore.

Treatment involves using a CO2 laser to target and vaporise the free edge of the soft palate and uvula removing any excess tissue and reduce the size of the uvula. This causes the size of the airways to increase which will help patients to breathe easier whilst they sleep and reduce the risk of snoring.

The LAUP laser is very precise so there is minimal tissue damage making it a much safer and more comfortable alternative to uvulopalatoplasty (UPPP) surgery.

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Laser assisted septal reduction

Laser assisted septal reduction and reduction of the inferior turbinates are surgical procedures carried out by using the CO2 laser to improve air entry in the nose. The purpose of the treatment is to minimise the blocked areas of the nose by lessening the enlarged areas of the turbinates and/or the septum in order to facilitate the airway through the nose.

Downtime

Patients will be able to leave immediately after the treatment and return to normal activities straightaway. Your throat will be numb for a few hours following surgery. A sore or dry throat may then be experienced following the procedure which can last for up to 2 weeks. Medication will be provided by the clinic on the day of the procedure and will be explained to you by the nurse practitioner. Alcohol and acidic substances should be avoided for 2 weeks after the procedure.

Results

For the majority of patients, snoring can be reduced immediately following the operation. However the healing process can take up to six weeks and during this time some patients will continue to snore.

Unlike UPPP, LAUP can be repeated in order to obtain the desired effect. The number of procedures needed varies with some patients requiring up to four sessions.

The Laser assisted septal reduction procedure usually consists of a single treatment but further treatments may be required.

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Consultant ENT Surgeon, Professor Yves Kamami, is the inventor of the LAUP procedure and since then over 40,000 LAUP procedures have been performed in the UK. He is available at our London, Harley Street  clinic and Manchester clinic (once a month).

We have been featured on Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies and to date we have treated more patients than any other UK clinic. If you have been suffering for years with this difficult snoring condition and over the counter remedies have made no difference to your snoring, a snoring procedure could be the solution for you.

Comments from patients

I had a Snoring procedure at The Private Clinic of Harley Street, the procedure itself was fine, just 15min and no more than a visit to the dentist.

After the procedure, I was a little sore for first few days 5.6 on the pain scale but easily managed with painkillers.

I’m feeling so happy that I got it done my breathing is so much better, my snoring has gone almost completely, my energy levels are up from sleeping so well and my relationship with my wife is also so much better as she is sleeping too!

I would definitely recommend the procedure, the final results make up for the uncomfortable recovery time.

Trevor

‘I am delighted with the results.  My snoring has reduced by 90% and my partner is very pleased as she can sleep now!  The whole process has been very professional and thorough.  Thank you and I will be recommending you!’ *

Leeds

“My snoring has reduced from a constant 10 to a 3 – Thank you!”  *

London

‘Excellent job. Definitely recommending Dr Kamami to my friends and family.’  *

London

‘Everyone was superb, very friendly, professional and did everything to reassure me and help me to relax. Thank you!’  *

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A consultation with our Ears Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon is £100. Free consultations are available with a Patient Advisor if you just wish to get more information about the procedures we offer. Prices for our snoring treatments start from £1,980, depending on the type of treatment.

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