Somnoplasty, a revolutionary new treatment for snoring, has been developed by Somnus Medical Technologies (Sunnyvale, California, USA).

Agreed by FDA, Somnoplasty use a low power, low temperature radiofrequency energy to treat a well defined area in the soft palate and / or uvula.

It is a relatively painless minimally invasive procedure.
The procedure takes place in the physician's office under local anesthesia (like a dental procedure), and usually takes less than thirty minutes.

Radiofrequency energy is delivered by a special needle beneath the surface layer of the soft palate called the mucosa. The treated tissue is heated just enough to create an area of coagulation.
Over the next four to six weeks, the treated tissue is naturally removed by the body, reducing the volume and stiffening the area responsible for your snoring.

There may be some swelling and discomfort for a few days following the procedure, not unlike the feeling of an oncoming cold.
The Somnoplasty procedure is virtually painless and allows for a quick recovery.

Frequently, nasal obstruction aggravates snoring, due to enlarged inferior turbinates.

Another special needle, shorter, permits to treat these turbinates with the Somnoplasty procedure.

During the next month or so, you should experience a gradual decrease in your snoring, and for most people the problem is resolved.
For some patients, depending on your level of snoring after 6-8 weeks, a second Somnoplasty procedure may be indicated.


If you snore loudly and frequently and do not have other breathing disorders, the Somnoplasty procedure may be a solution for you. Your ENT at the LONDON SNORING CENTRE, Dr Coudert, will perform a full examination to evaluate your situation and determine if there are any factors that would rule out the Somnoplasty procedure.

Email us at infos@londonsnoringcentre.com