Simple New Treatment for Snorers and Sufferers of Sleep Apnea
More than 40 million Americans suffer from sleep-disordered breathing, which can lead to major health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure or stroke.
Now there’s a simple, effective treatment for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and disruptive snoring. Called the Pillar® Procedure, this minimally invasive technique is:
- Completed at Oklahoma City ENT Clinic in a single, short office visit
- Less invasive and less painful than other surgical procedures
FDA-cleared and clinically proven, with results comparable to more aggressive surgical procedures
Most patients soon report a noticeable, lasting reduction in snoring. In a clinical study, nearly 80% of patients' sleep apnea was reduced. Patients also experienced less daytime sleepiness.
How the Pillar Procedure works
The Pillar Procedure addresses one of the anatomical components of sleep apnea and snoring: the soft palate. During the Pillar Procedure, three tiny woven inserts are placed in the soft palate to help reduce the vibration that causes snoring and the ability of the soft palate to obstruct the airway.
Once in place, the inserts add structural support to the soft palate. Over time, the body's natural tissue response to the inserts increases the structural integrity of the soft palate.
Pillar inserts are made of material used in implantable medical devices for more than 50 years. They are designed to be invisible and should not be felt or interfere with swallowing or speech. Many patients resume normal diet and activities the same day.
To find out if you’re a candidate for the Pillar Procedure, us at 405.272.6027 to schedule an evaluation.