The Pillar Procedure is the most recent breakthrough in treating snoring and obstructive sleep apnea without the use of lasers, radio-frequency energy, or chemical agents. The Pillar Procedure works through the implanting of polyester implants into the soft palate, which is the most common area attributed to snoring and OSA. As these pillars work to support and stiffen the tissue which causes obstruction to the airway passage, snoring and problematic sleep apnea is reduced or eliminated. According to clinical studies, patients who received the Pillar Procedure experienced a significant decrease in snoring intensity. Bed partner satisfaction with the reduction in snoring after the procedure has been documented at 80% or higher.
DOCTOR’s NOTE: “The Pillar Procedure is a tremendous advance in the treatment of snoring. It allows for permanent stiffening of the proximal soft palate, vastly reducing the contribution it makes to the snoring. It is minimally invasive with mild post-treatment discomfort and treats snoring without destroying the native tissue. The majority of snorers will benefit significantly from the Pillar procedure.”