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 The Pillar Procedure

 

If snoring is your problem, then give us a call to discuss the Pillar Procedure. It may be the answer to your problem.
 
The pillar procedure is a relatively simple procedure performed in our office. Dr. Chu places three, tiny woven polyester inserts to stiffen the structure of the soft palate to help reduce both the vibration that causes snoring and the ability of the soft palate to obstruct the airway.

Once in place, the inserts add structural support in the muscular layer of the soft palate and induce a tissue response that secures them within the palate. Over the next 8-12 weeks fibrosis creates additional stiffening and structural support of the soft palate

This procedure is minimally invasive and can be performed in a single office visit. After procedure pain is considered minimal. This procedure is FDA approved for OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) and snoring.

Call for an appointment today

Phone 512-320-9915

 

 

Clinical Studies:

Efficacy of the Pillar Palatal Implant System: First Results in OSA Patients; G. Hein, Th. Verse, B.A. Stuck, K. Hrmann, J.T. Maurer (.pdf, 290k)

Soft Palate Implants: A New Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea?; Regina P. Walker, MD and Howard L. Levine, MD (.pdf, 80k)


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