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February 04, 2009

Snoring Cure!

There are many reasons why a person snores. However, for many people, the snore is due to the vibration of an extremely long uvula. The uvula, for those who don't know, is the little dangly thing in the back of the mouth.

Removal of the uvula (if the snore is due to this structure), may result in the reduction and possibly elimination of a person's snore... permanently.

Health insurance will NOT cover this type of procedure as snoring is considered "cosmetic." As such, a patient will need to pay out-of-pocket to receive this treatment.

However, if snoring is due to a more serious underlying medical condition like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), than insurance will pay for treatment according to established guidelines (sleep study confirmation of OSA followed by CPAP use for at least 3 months prior to any type of surgical intervention).

Please call our office for an appointment (540-347-0505) if you have a long uvula and you snore!
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Fauquier ENT

Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids. He is also the chief medical officer of O2Labz, a medical and scientific 3D animation company.Google+ Christopher Chang, MD Bio

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