The main symptom of chronic roncopathy or chronic snoring is discontinuous snoring, sometimes very loud thus causing disturbed breathing or disturbed sleep.
According to estimates this disorder affects 44% of the world population (55% men, 45% women).
- obstruction of the upper airways
- Nasal septum deviation
- Turbinate hypertrophy
- Reduction of the airflow in the rear part of the oral cavity
- Ptosis of the soft palate
- Hypertrophy on the rear part of the tongue's base
The non-ablative laser assisted roncopathy intervention is done using a specific ENT handpiece complete of various cannulas that channels the laser beam towards the upper soft palate causing a retraction and consequently an increased air flow and better muscle tension. The surgery is carried out without ablation, therefore it is well tolerated by the patient and has an immediate and satisfactory effect in 82% of the cases. (Study by Dr. Fabrizio Schenardi - Genoa).
Roncopathy Treatment - Courtesy of F. Schenardi MD