Palate Coblation® is a minimally invasive procedure that uses radio frequency energy to stiffen the soft palate and provide relief from symptoms of snoring and sleep apnea. This in-office procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes and is performed using local anesthesia.
What does it treat?
Palate Coblation® treats:
Intensity and loudness of snoring due to soft palate vibrations
Mild to moderate sleep apnea
How does the procedure work?
Coblation® devices use radio frequency technology operating at a low temperature to form channels in the tissue of the soft palate. The body’s natural response is to form scar tissue in these channels, which stiffens the soft palate in the following weeks and reduces vibrations and snoring intensity.
What are the benefits?
Highly effective with very little discomfort
Performed in a single office visit
Minimally invasive procedure performed with only local anesthetic
Fast and easy recovery
Most patients can resume normal diet and activity the same day
What results can I expect?
Most patients experience a significant reduction in snoring within 6 weeks of the procedure. The effects of palate Coblation® typically offer years of relief from disruptive snoring.