Sleep Apnea -
Pillar Procedure offers Surgical Approach to treat Sleep Disorder
April 25th, 2006
with sleep apnea may consider the pillar procedure to prevent the
obstructive breathing problem when sleeping. Currently the common
treatment is the use of a CPAP machine that continually blows air into
the person while they sleep.
The CPAP machine
is not always tolerated by every person and the pillar procedure may
offer another approach to treating an obstructive breathing sleep
disorder. If a person has a blockage caused by the soft palate tissue
in the mouth they may be able to get the pillar procedure. The pillar
procedure by Restore Medical consists of three tiny inserts that go into
the soft palate.