Snoring can disrupt your nighttime routine and signifies that something is off with your breathing while you rest. Also, snoring can be a frustrating annoyance to your partner and, if left unchecked, can put your relationship under significant strain. There are many possible reasons behind your snoring, and its solution is unique to the individual’s experience. If you’ve tried everything to stop snoring but have had little success, our office is here to help. Dr. Volpi provides a ground-breaking and minimally invasive procedure called the Pillar® Procedure. Here are a few points on how it works and if it can help solve your snoring woes.
What is the Pillar® Procedure?
The Pillar® is a minimally invasive procedure designed to reduce snoring and sleep apnea symptoms. Its primary objective is to make the soft palate more rigid and involves inserting implants to provide additional support and significantly reduce the vibrations that cause you to snore.
Is the Procedure Painful?
An added benefit of the procedure is that it is relatively short in most cases, rarely taking over 30 minutes from start to finish. Also, our professionals provide a local anesthetic to the area, reducing your risk of experiencing discomfort.
How Successful Is the Procedure?
Although society often jokes about snoring, it’s no laughing matter in many cases. Snoring can impact your quality of sleep and can ruin your relationships, making getting it under control a necessity. Another benefit of the Pillar® procedure is that it can be performed in just one visit, allowing you to recover at home and resume your regular activities quickly. With any procedure, the results can vary for each case. In most situations, patients report that their snoring has reduced a few weeks after their procedure.
If you’ve done everything possible to stop snoring, but nothing has worked, please consider speaking with our ENT specialists. Our team at EOS Sleep has many years of experience treating disruptive conditions like snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. The Pillar® procedure may be what you need to get adequate sleep and reduce your snoring. The first step in determining if it’s right for you is to schedule a consultation with our NYC office. Please call us today for your consultation at 212-873-6036.