Nose Snoring Throat — 07 September 2011
Pillar Procedure Helps People Stop Snoring

No one likes a snorer. Whether you’re the person who snores or the person who shares a bed or even a room with a snorer, chronic snoring is tough on everyone.

Snoring is a common problem. In fact, more than 37 million Americans are chronic snorers.

Read the facts about snoring

Utah’s dry climate can contribute to snoring. Many people in Salt Lake City use humidifiers in their rooms to moisten the air and try to stop snoring. But for some people, these simple remedies just don’t work.

You’ve tried humidifiers.

You’ve tried over-the-counter stop-snoring treatments like Breathe Right strips.

You’ve tried to sleep on your side or change your sleeping position.

Still you’re wondering how to stop snoring.

The good news is that a surgery exists that can help you stop snoring (or at least dramatically reduce how often you snore and the intensity of your snoring).

It’s called the Pillar Procedure and many of our patients in Salt Lake City and Draper have already realized the benefits of this simple procedure that boasts an 80-percent success rate in helping people stop snoring.

Benefits of Pillar Procedure

The Pillar Procedure works well for most patients and our Utah Ear, Nose and Throat doctors specialize in helping Utah snorers stop snoring. The outpatient Pillar Procedure surgery can be performed in 20 minutes under local anesthesia in your doctor’s office. The doctor will implant three small polyester rods into the soft palate. Over time, the implants help support and stiffen the soft palate. The result is that the supportive rods or implants reduce the tissue vibration that can cause snoring. They can also help with elimination of obstructive sleep apnea.

Learn more about the Pillar Procedure

Learn about how the ENT Center diagnoses sleep apnea

Watch a Video that Explains the Pillar Procedure

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Contact the Ear, Nose and Throat Center for Snoring Treatments

The physicians at the Ear, Nose and Throat Center can perform the Pillar Procedure and help you stop snoring. The Pillar Procedure is effective and most snorers realize:

  • Decrease in intensity of snoring (that allows everyone to breather easier and sleep deeper)
  • Less daytime sleepiness and drowsiness
  • Happier and more rested sleeping partners

Contact the Ear, Nose and Throat Center at 801-328-2522 to set your appointment and learn more about the Pillar Procedure, snoring and sleep apnea.

 

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