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Palatal Surgery

Palatal Surgery

Blockage behind the palate and uvula is very common and it can be found as a single upper airway obstruction, but more often, it is seen in combination with a tongue obstruction for which Inspire is often recommended. 

DISE will determine the type of soft palate obstruction (e.g., front to back, side to side, concentric), and a specific procedure will be chosen to open up the obstruction in the appropriate direction. 

A complete, concentric obstruction of the retropalatal airway is the most common cause for patients to be excluded from Inspire surgery by many sleep surgeons. However, in many cases, Dr. Weidenbecher is able to eliminate the palatal obstruction so that patients are now eligible to proceed with inspire surgery and to be fully treated for their OSA. Dr. Weidenbecher has pioneered the multilevel surgical approach of palate surgery combined with Inspire, and his publication can be viewed here.

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If present, tonsils will have to be removed. Adjacent muscle tissue flaps are then released and sutured to surrounding ligaments to keep the throat open and prevent obstruction. This procedure is very effective in eliminating complete concentric obstruction behind the palate.

This surgery is a great option for patients that are initially not a candidate for Inspire surgery as this surgery results in palatal conversion and usually makes those patients become candidates for Inspire surgery. 


Such a good Dr. He finds the problem and gives details on correcting the problem and suggests the routine to get rid of the problem. He will not recommend a surgeon if you don’t need it.

Call the best.  He tweaked my vocal cords and my voice is now exactly where I want it.

Dr. Mark is the best.

He has taken the time to diagnose and understand my husband's health problem. We are grateful for his help.

He is very compassionate, caring, and thorough.

Very knowledgeable, very professional, and always asked if I had any questions. Willing to go the extra mile. I have been seeing him for 7 years and I would recommend him to anyone who needed an ENT.

Excellent Doctor

My doctor is very compassionate to all his patients. I witness this every time I come. I hear how he talks to his staff and interns. A Great mentor. I look for these things in knowing whose hands my care is in. Dr. Mark Shows empathy and he LISTENS, whereas some don't take the time to understand let alone touch the abnormal lumps and nodules, they rush you out to get a pay check. I look for these things. Dr. Mark is excellent in his profession and very knowledgeable in his practice. I trust his medical decisions, and plan of care for treatments. Thank you Dr. Mark Weidenbecher

Very caring Provider. He is the best sleep surgeon in Ohio.

I have had a good experience with Dr. Weidenbecher since he previously did surgery on me. He is very knowledgeable and I would recommend him.

Very knowledgeable Dr. Great with patients and knows his field well

Very nice experience. He answered questions and explained things. Set up a plan of care to address health issues and worked out perfect.

Dr. Weidenbecher was very professional. He explained everything thoroughly. I did not feel rushed with my appointment. I would recommend him to my family and friends.

Very helpful and easy to work with

He takes great care and concern for his patients. Very professional and has a great personality.

This provider is very sincere, dedicated & caring. He wants to help resolve whatever health issue you might have and listens well.

Thorough, compassionate.

He is very thorough. I trust him. I did my surgery and I was so happy with the results.

Dr. Weidenbecher is very thoughtful, informative, and personable

The physician personally called me to discuss the findings on my latest CT Scan and recommended holding off on surgery until further testing.

Always treats me with so much respect and is on time.

Just excellent. No other words.

Don’t look anywhere else. Highly skilled surgeon. I felt so comfortable.



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