A news report from the Detroit Free Press discusses the safety of robotic surgery to help snorers improve sleep.

A robotic surgery has been deemed safe and effective for the removal of soft tissue in the mouth and throat.

That’s the tissue that can collapse during sleeping, closing off the airways and preventing the sleeper — struggling for breath — from falling into a deep, rejuvenating slumber, said St. Joseph Mercy Health System’s Dr. Paul Hoff who led a nearly-four year clinical trial examining the procedure.

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