Breakthrough Snoring Treatment
Dr. Curtis D. Johnson offers a breakthrough treatment to stop snoring - the Pillar Procedure. The Pillar Procedure is specifically designed to treat the soft palate, one of the main contributors to snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea can be caused by vibration, collapse or obstruction of the upper airway tissue, including the soft palate, nasal airway, tonsils, adenoids, tongue or pharyngeal walls.
The Pillar Procedure is a minimally invasive treatment that is far more advanced than other stop-snoring procedures because it does not involve surgically removing or heating tissues. Minimally invasive technology means less swelling and pain after the Pillar Procedure.
The Pillar Procedure is performed in the office setting and typically takes about 30 minutes to complete. The soft palate is numbed with a local anesthetic and three to five tiny woven polyester implants are inserted. This implant material has been used for over 50 years in implantable medical products. More than 45,000 patients worldwide have been treated with the Pillar Procedure.
The tiny implantable inserts stiffen the soft palate over time and reduce vibration, which is the main reason for the noise associated with snoring. Most patients resume normal activities and diet on the same day as the Pillar Procedure. Only mild to moderate discomfort is experienced, which is easily controllable with acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
Most patients experience a lasting and noticeable reduction in snoring. Many patients see improvement in 6 to 9 weeks, while others take up to three months for the full stop-snoring benefit.
- FDA cleared for snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea
- Clinically proven and effective to help stop snoring
- One time, brief in-office procedure
- Minimally invasive and relatively painless
- Very low rate of complications
- Affordable payment plans available
Click on Pillar Procedure Video to review a demonstration video on the Pillar Procedure.