Dissecting the Pillar Procedure
Since its approval by the FDA a few years ago, the Pillar Procedure has been gaining in popularity as a remedy for snorers throughout the world. With widespread adoption by the medical community, many snoring sufferers are finally finding relief by turning to this procedure. Here are the facts.
Snoring is a complicated disorder, and there are many reasons why a person might snore. Causes such as a deviated septum, sinus disease and large tonsils are just a few reasons, and they are all physical conditions that need to be treated using specific methods. Another common cause of snoring is the fluttering of the soft palate while asleep, which can also occur with less severe forms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). If that is the cause of a snorer’s condition, then there is a good chance it can be treated by the Pillar Procedure.
Worldwide, so far more than 30,000 people have been treated with the Pillar Procedure. It is a minimally invasive, simple and safe treatment for snoring and mild to moderate OSA, which can be performed in a visit to the doctor’s office.
The Pillar Procedure involves stiffening the soft palate and offering structural support, reducing the vibration of the tissue that is causing the snoring when the palatal tissue collapses and obstructs the upper airway. During the procedure, three small polyester implants are placed into the soft palate and over time, the implants, together with the body’s natural fibrotic response, provide support to the soft palate.
After the procedure, patients’ snoring is reduced or cured, providing relief to their daytime sleep deprivation symptoms. Eos Sleep is a leading provider of the Pillar Procedure in New York City, and has successfully cured hundreds of patients from suffering from their snoring disorders.
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