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    helps you stop snoring and sleep better without wearing a mask Treatment you can both be happy about What is Pillar PILLAR is a simple procedure that effectively treats snoring and sleep apnea More Why Choose Pillar PILLAR WORKS People choose Pillar because it s safe effective and convenient More Am I a Candidate I AM FINALLY SNORE FREE said one of our satisfied patients Can you afford not to

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  • Find A Doctor - Pillar Procedure
    What is Pillar Why Choose Pillar Am I a Candidate Find a Doctor Let Us Help You Find a Doctor Miles 5 10 15 25 50 100 What Is Pillar Why Pillar Am I A Candidate Snoring Sleep Apnea Success

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  • Hear Actual Patient Stories - Pillar Procedure
    I don t want you to have to live through this Hear more patients talk about their symptoms Watch Perry Myers video PATIENTS TALK ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE Mike Wolf Maplewood MN I chose the Pillar Procedure because it seemed a lot less invasive It was a one time procedure that was done in the doctor s office I was there for 5 10 minutes maybe And then back on the road again Quick easy I don t really notice it at all It s up there it s firmed up my palate I m sleeping better at night I m getting better rest than I ve had in years Hear more patients talk about their experience Watch Mike Wolf s video PATIENTS TALK ABOUT THEIR RESULTS Dan and Pam Starkey Minneapolis MN We just had this procedure the Pillar Procedure and I think that s going to maybe fix it We ve been very happy with how it s worked out It s relatively painless I certainly don t feel it right now at all And it s had a great effect on everything Hear more patients talk about their results Watch the Starkey s video CLINICAL STUDIES Friedman M Schalch P Lin HC Kakodkar KA Joseph NJ Mazloom N Palatal implants for the Treatment of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea Syndrome Otolaryngology HNS 2008 138 209 216 Maurer JT Verse T Stuck BA Hörmann K Hein G Long term results of the Pillar Palatal Implant System for primary snoring Otolaryngology HNS 2005 Oct 133 4 573 8 Choi JH Kim SN Cho JH Efficacy of the Pillar implant in the treatment of snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sllep apnea a meta analysis Otolaryngology HNS 2013 Jan 123 1 269 76 Li Ang Lee Jen Fang Yu Yu

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  • What Causes Snoring? - Pillar Procedure
    right now at all And it s had a great effect on everything Dan and Pam Starkey Minneapolis MN It s basically painless only took a short period of time and the benefits clearly outweighed anything associated with it It made a lot of sense Joseph McInerney Chicago IL Pam I am so glad that he has found something that seems to work Dan Yeah I think this is working really well so far I think this might be it Wouldn t that be cool Dan and Pam Starkey Minneapolis MN Read Patient Stories Help with snoring THE PILLAR PROCEDURE IS THE FIRST STEP TOWARD BETTER SLEEP The soft palate is almost always involved in chronic snoring Ask your doctor to examine all parts of your upper airway to see if your soft palate is contributing to your snoring If it is the Pillar Procedure may be an effective treatment option for you The Pillar Procedure is the first and only FDA cleared implant system to treat the soft palate component of snoring and mild to moderate OSA designed to help patients sleep better feel better and live better Watch a video about how Pillar works What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea OSA Obstructive sleep apnea OSA is a disorder characterized by interruptions and cessations in breathing during sleep which can occur up to hundreds of times a night Breathing may even stop for a minute or longer The Journal of the American Medical Association estimated that one in five adults in the United States suffers from mild obstructive sleep apnea One in 15 adults in the United States suffers from moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea Untreated sleep apnea poses serious health risks Interrupted sleep and daytime fatigue are the most common side effects but sleep apnea can also contribute to heart disease high blood pressure memory impairment impotence and stroke Consider these statistics Almost half of all people with sleep apnea develop high blood pressure hypertension which raises the risk of heart failure and stroke 1 The partner of a sleep apnea sufferer loses about an hour of sleep every night due to his or her partner s snoring 3 People suffering from sleep apnea are up to six times more likely to be involved in a car crash as a result of drowsiness than those without sleep disorders 2 Sleep deprivation has been shown to alter hormones and metabolism involved in weight gain 4 Treatments for Obstructive Sleep Apnea OSA The most common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea is continuous positive airway pressure CPAP The patient sleeps wearing a tight fitting mask that uses air under pressure to keep the patient s airway open There are also surgical procedures that remove or alter tissue at the back of the throat These procedures are invasive and often painful options that can require weeks of recovery time and pain management medications Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty UPPP A surgeon uses a scalpel to remove soft tissue on the back of the throat and the

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  • FAQs - Pillar Procedure
    sleep was well worth it Watch our patient stories A doctor determines the price for the Pillar Procedure in his or her practice Prices vary between practices You can locate providers who offer the Pillar Procedure by using our Find a Doctor Will my health insurance or Medicare cover the Pillar Procedure Snoring treatment is considered to be cosmetic and typically is not covered by health insurance or Medicare Contact your health insurance provider to see what your coverage may be How long does the Pillar Procedure take The Pillar Procedure can be performed in approximately 20 minutes during 1 short visit to the doctor s office How are the implants placed in the soft palate Each Pillar implant is preloaded into a specially designed single use sterile delivery tool The doctor uses separate delivery tools to place each implant into the muscle of the soft palate The Pillar Procedure does not require the removal of any soft palate tissue How big is the implant What does it look like The Pillar implants which can help with snoring are as small as a dime Each tiny highly engineered and precisely woven Pillar Procedure implant is approximately 0 7 inches 18 mm and has an outer diameter of approximately 0 08 inches 2 mm The implants are woven from a polyester material that has been used for more than 50 years in implantable medical products Will I notice the implants in my palate You should not be able to see or feel the Pillar Procedure implants in your soft palate A small percentage of patients report feeling a minor foreign body sensation after the procedure This sensation is temporary and should subside and go away within a few days after the procedure Is the Pillar Procedure painful Because tissue is not removed discomfort is minimal Some patients use an over the counter pain reliever after the Pillar Procedure and most are able to resume normal activities and diet the same day Patients can t see or feel the Pillar implants nor do they interfere with swallowing or speech Will there be any change in my speech or will I have any difficulty swallowing There have been no reports of patients experiencing changes in speech or difficulty swallowing following the Pillar Procedure How do I know if the Pillar Procedure will work for me The soft palate is almost always involved in chronic snoring but there may be other factors as well such as blockage of the nasal airway tonsils and adenoids If your soft palate is contributing to your snoring problem or sleep apnea the Pillar Procedure may be a good option for you A doctor should examine your upper airway to determine if you are a good candidate for the Pillar Procedure I want to have the Pillar Procedure to stop snoring What do I do next Congratulations you ve decided to take steps toward a healthier lifestyle for you and your bed partner The first step is to make

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  • Take Action to Help Stop Snoring - Pillar Procedure
    primary reason for interest in Pillar Select all that apply Feel better and more refreshed Embarrassed to snore in front of a potential bed partner Want to avoid sleeping in separate room from bed partner Avoid embarrassment when I fall asleep in public places Other Additional Comments I thought I can try this and if it works then I ll save myself from having to go through surgery or having to sleep with a machine connected to my face for the rest of my life Phyllis Gernhardt Fort Wayne IN We ve been very happy with how it s worked out It s relatively painless I certainly don t feel it right now at all And it s had a great effect on everything Dan and Pam Starkey Minneapolis MN Things have been a great success I m sleeping great energy level is awesome and I m very happy I did it Joseph McInerney Chicago IL Pam I am so glad that he has found something that seems to work Dan Yeah I think this is working really well so far I think this might be it Wouldn t that be cool Dan and Pam Starkey Minneapolis MN And now

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  • Search - Pillar Procedure
    it right now at all And it s had a great effect on everything Dan and Pam Starkey Minneapolis MN I thought I can try this and if it works then I ll save myself from having to go through surgery or having to sleep with a machine connected to my face for the rest of my life Phyllis Gernhardt Fort Wayne IN Things have been a great success I

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  • What Exactly Is Pillar? - Pillar Procedure
    can t stop snoring Best of all Pillar can be performed in about 20 minutes using only local anesthetic so you can quickly be on your way to better sleep We know you can t be the person you want to be when snoring interferes with your sleep or your intimacy And wearing a cumbersome mask to bed for the rest of your life isn t your first choice Pillar may just be the answer you ve been looking for It s basically painless only took a short period of time and the benefits clearly outweighed anything associated with it It made a lot of sense Joseph McInerney Chicago IL Pam I am so glad that he has found something that seems to work Dan Yeah I think this is working really well so far I think this might be it Wouldn t that be cool Dan and Pam Starkey Minneapolis MN Things have been a great success I m sleeping great energy level is awesome and I m very happy I did it Joseph McInerney Chicago IL Read Patient Stories Watch a video about how Pillar works How does it work A specially trained doctor places tiny woven implants into the soft palate using a sterile delivery tool Over time the implants together with the body s natural fibrotic response add structural support to stiffen the soft palate and reduce the tissue vibration that causes snoring The implants also help reduce the tissue collapse that obstructs the upper airway and causes sleep apnea I think the first indicator that I was doing better was the first time I had a dream I have not had a dream in years years And I was like I had a DREAM See how Pillar changed Phyllis Gernhardt s life Watch the video

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