for Sleep Apnea and Snoring - The Pillar Procedure
simple, effective treatment for sleep apnea and snoring
addition to interrupted sleep and daytime fatigue, sleep apnea
can lead to major health problems like heart disease, high blood
pressure and stroke. In addition, disruptive snoring can contribute
to conflict and stress for both sleep partners. Now there’s
a simple, minimally invasive option for treating mild to moderate
obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and disruptive snoring. The Pillar
does the Pillar Procedure work?
Pillar Procedure is done in the office with local anesthetic.
Three small pieces of mesh are inserted into the soft roof of
the mouth. Over a period of 3 months, muscle fibers from the soft
palate grow into the implant creating a stiff spot in the palate.
This decreases airway resistance, lessoning the volume and severity
studies of patients with disruptive snoring but no sleep apnea
showed a success rate of 80% with the Pillar Procedure.
Patients with sleep apnea have lower but clinically significant
you have been diagnosed with OSA, or are frustrated with CPAP
treatment, ask your physician about the Pillar Procedure.
everyone is a candidate for this new treatment. Careful evaluation
by experts in the treatment of sleep disorders, such as Dr. Lee
and Dr. Jordan, should be performed prior to undergoing the procedure.
The Pillar Procedure is not covered by insurance.