Pillar™ Palatal Implant System
The Pillar™ Palatal Implant System is an effective treatment for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. It is a minimally invasive procedure, during which tiny polyester inserts are placed in the tissues above the uvula and soft palate (the arches and little "punching bag" looking structure at the back of the mouth). The threads promote a local tissue reaction that stiffens the soft palate, preventing it from vibrating against the back wall of the throat and producing snoring or airway obstruction.
Learn more at the New York Head and Neck Institute.