Until now, there have been limited treatment options for the millions of mild to moderate sleep apnea sufferers. In addition to interrupted sleep and daytime fatigue, sleep apnea can lead to major health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, memory problems and stroke.
The Pillar® Procedure is a minimally invasive alternative that contributes to effective treatment of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and disruptive snoring.
Less invasive and less painful than surgical tissue removal procedures, it only takes a single, short office visit for your physician to perform the Pillar procedure. Made of material used in medical procedures for many years, Pillar inserts 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.
FDA- cleared and clinically proven, the Pillar procedure has achieved results comparable to those of more aggressive surgical procedures-with very low complications. 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.