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The Pillar Procedure
The Pillar Procedure
A simple option to treat snoring and mild to moderate obstructive
Snoring. There's nothing good about it. Chronic snoring disrupts sleep
patterns and prevents a good night's rest. It damages
relationships. Snoring often is a factor in a more serious
condition called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which has been linked to
health issues such as high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and heart
Everyone snores occasionally, but chronic snoring may have serious health
and relationship consequences. One in four Americans has a problem with
chronic snoring. If you're one of the millions of people whose life is
disrupted by this condition, you've probably tried many ineffective remedies
to help you stop snoring.
Fortunately, there's another option. The Pillar Procedure is a simple,
safe and effective treatment that is designed to help you stop snoring and,
in many cases, help people suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
It's a relatively painless procedure that can be performed in a doctor's
office in about 20 minutes, using only local anesthetic. More than
30,000 people worldwide have been treated with the Pillar Procedure.
You and your bed partner could be on your way to a more restful night's
sleep with the Pillar Procedure.
If snoring is keeping you awake, it's time to take
action. Whether you are the one snoring or the one seeking refuge elsewhere,
you know that a night of snoring means a night of interrupted sleep.
For many, snoring is caused by the vibration of tissue in the back of the
mouth and the throat. During sleep, this tissue stretches and droops, thus
reducing the size of the airway and obstructing breathing. Researchers that
found they could diminish this vibration and obstruction by increasing the
rigidity of the soft palate (roof of the mouth). The procedure developed,
called the Pillar Procedure, is performed by Dr. Brian J Dorfman at The
Center For Oral & Facial Surgery At Anthem.
the office, the Pillar Procedure involves implanting three small, woven
inserts into the soft palate. These implants stiffen and support the soft
palate and keep it from drooping during sleep. No drooping means no
vibration, and no vibration means drastically reduced snoring or no snoring
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The implants are approximately 3/4" long and are
made of a polyester-type material that has been used safely in sutures and
implants for over 50 years. The implants are designed to be invisible and
don't interfere with speaking or swallowing.
Most patients notice a significant improvement in their sleep in four to
Procedure is a simple, effective treatment for sleep apnea and snoring.
The Pillar Procedure is:
- Less invasive and less painful than other surgical
- Completed in a single, short office visit
- FDA-cleared and clinically proven, with results
comparable to more aggressive surgical procedures
Most patients soon report a drastic reduction in snoring.
In clinical studies, almost 80% of patients' sleep apnea was reduced.
Patients also experienced less daytime sleepiness.
The Pillar Procedure addresses one of the anatomical
components of sleep apnea and snoring: the
During the Pillar Procedure, Dr. Dorfman places 3-5 tiny woven implants (see
picture above) in the soft palate to help reduce the vibration that causes
snoring and the ability of the soft palate to obstruct the airway. Once in
place, the implants add structural support to the soft palate and, over
time, the body's natural tissue response to the inserts increases the
structural integrity of the soft palate.
Pillar implants are made of material safely used in
implantable medical devices and sutures for over 50 years. They are designed
to be invisible, and should not be felt or interfere with swallowing or
speech. Most patients resume normal diet and activities the same day.
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Animation of the Pillar Procedure
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