Painless laser treatments to reduce the impact of snoring 

Snoring is one of the most common problems for which patients seek treatment. Many patients with snoring problems are looking to reduce the impact their snoring has on sleep for their partners.

In fact around 40% of snorers we see don't need nose unblocking surgery or laser tonsillectomy. Historically for these patients we have recommended lifestyle changes or we would usually send them for a mandibular advancement device - an oral devices which opens the airway by moving the mandible (the lower jaw) forward.

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Snoring Treatment Fees

Laser Palatoplasty for Snoring

  • Initial consultation, endoscopy and laser palatoplasty under local anaesthetic, plus one post-op follow up office visit: £1,500

Our snoring reduction treatments

The treatment of snoring is usually multi-disciplinary - it means sometimes patients need more than one intervention - for example, nose unblocking surgery and a mandibular advancement device are often part of the same treatment plan.

If the laser treatment to reduce snoring is not the right solution, we would look at a range of alternative approaches. Procedures performed to alleviate snoring include:

1) Laser Palatoplasty for snoring - palatal surgery (LAUP)

This operation is almost always under local anaesthetic. It certainly helps snorers, it can also help in mild cases of sleep apnoea. Scientific evidence based on observation of the airway and correlation with sound analysis of the patient’s snoring suggests that if snoring is of a low pitched, rumbling nature, it comes from the soft palate area.


LAUP effectively takes away the vibrating part of the airway responsible for a large proportion of the snoring sound, and causes scar tissue to build up, meaning the palate is stiffer and less likely to vibrate. Under local anaesthetic, this procedure costs £1,500.

2) Nose unblocking
Click here for nose unblocking information.

3) Tonsil reduction / tonsillectomy (laser)

Click here for laser tonsillectomy information.

Want to find out more about snoring? Read our snoring and sleep apnoea page.

Snoring & Sleep FAQs

For short form answers to the common snoring and sleep-related issues below please see our Snoring & Sleep FAQ page


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Mike Dilkes ENT Laser Surgery is a leading ENT surgery based in London. We specialise in laser surgery for treatment of a range of Ear, Nose & Throat issues including tonsillitis, tonsil stones, snoring, sleep apnoea, cancers, catarrh and allergies. Typical treatments include laser tonsillectomy, tonsillotomy, palatoplasty, septoplasty, turbinoplasty, turbinectomy, uvulectomy and turbinectomy. Principal Mike Dilkes is a leading ENT surgeon, with over 20 years of consultancy experience and around 5,000 ENT operations and procedures.