The Pillar Procedure:  An Effective Treatment for Chronic Snoring

Do you suffer from chronic snoring and/or obstructive sleep apnea? If so, the Pillar Procedure may provide you with the relief you need.

The pillar procedure is a minor surgery procedure intended to relieve snoring and treat mild to moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive apnea is a potentially serious disorder in which breathing is interrupted during sleep and when left untreated can often worsen. Both snoring and obstructive sleep apnea may result from a relaxation of muscles at the back of the throat.

Benefits of the Pillar Procedure

The Pillar Procedure has achieved results comparable to those of more aggressive surgical procedures.  Patients who have undergone the Pillar Procedure report minimal pain and experience far less recovery time than with more invasive procedures.  In fact, most patients resume normal activities and diet the same day.

What To Expect With the Pillar Procedure

The Pillar Procedure involves surgically placing small polyester rods in the soft palate. Each implant measures 18 millimeters in length — slightly less than an inch — and 1.5 millimeters in diameter. The healing of tissue around the implants stiffens the soft palate,  reducing relaxation and vibration of the tissue. The pillar procedure is usually performed in your doctor’s office under local anesthesia.

Where Can Houston Residents Get Relief?

Make an appointment with Dr. Nguyen today to determine if the Pillar Procedure is right for you, and get the relief you need. So book an assessment, or call our Houston clinic at 832-237-7777, and treat your chronic snoring  or obstructive sleep apnea today!

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