A tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils. Tonsils are two small glands located in the back of your throat. Tonsils house white blood cells to help you …..
Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty or UPP is a procedure done to treat obstructive sleep apnea. In this procedure, the excess tissue from the uvula and soft palate are removed or repositioned in order to shorten the uvula.
The tonsils and adenoids can be removed in the procedure, and the uvula, soft palate and pharynx can typically be repositioned. The uvula is folded forward and connected to part of the soft palate of the mouth, removing the obstruction of air.
The idea is that by removing and repositioning tissues in the back of the throat, the airway will be larger, and it will allow the patient to breathe with more ease.
Meet Our Throat Specialists
Dana B. Gibbs, M.D.
A Texas native and Arlington resident since 1976. She attended Texas A & M University, receiving her Bachelor in Biochemistry before getting her MD at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Read More
Chris T. Lee, M.D.
Dr. Chris Lee is a native of Arlington and a graduate of Lamar High School. He attended Abilene Christian University, where he graduated Co-Valedictorian. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. Read More
Rene M. Pena, Jr., M.D.
Dr. Peña is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. His interests include the...Read More
Tyler W. Scoresby, M.D.
Dr. Scoresby is Board Certified in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Otoglaryngic Allergy. He enjoys treating both adult.... Read More
Stuart N. Thomas, M.D.
Attended University of Texas at Austin on National Merit Scholarship, graduating Magna Cum Laude, 1985, before attending University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas. Read More