Pillar Procedure for Sleep Apnea
Pillar Procedure – Your first step for sleeping and feeling better
Now there’s a simple, safe, minimally invasive treatment for snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Unlike other painful and invasive surgical procedures, the Pillar Procedure is a simple treatment that Dr. Davis can perform in a single short office visit or in combination with other procedures. More than 30,000 people worldwide have been treated with the Pillar Procedure.
The Pillar Procedure is one of the latest treatments for snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea. This procedure is FDA approved and is performed in the office under local anesthesia in about 30 minutes.
The Pillar Procedure involves insertion of 3 implants (Pillars) into the soft palate (back of the roof of the mouth). The Pillars stiffen the soft palate by causing scar tissue to form thereby reducing the fluttering of the palate that often is the cause of snoring.