Craig Schwimmer, MD, MPH, FACS : Founder & Medical Director

Dallas and Houston

Dr. Schwimmer is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist (Head and Neck Surgeon). A 1991 graduate of the Emory University School of Medicine, he completed his otolaryngology training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, studying under some of the leading clinicians and scientists in the field of snoring and sleep apnea. He has co-authored numerous articles on the subject, including pioneering work on the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and gastroesophageal reflux.After six years of residency training, he practiced in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was also a member of the teaching faculty at Johns Hopkins University and actively involved in training otolaryngology residents. Since 2001, he has practiced in Dallas, where he founded The Snoring Center.

Dr. David O. Volpi, MD, FACS : Medical Director

New York, NY

Dr. David O. Volpi is a board certified otolaryngologist on staff at New York City’s finest hospitals, including Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. In addition to his private ear, nose and throat practices on the Upper East Side and Upper West Side of Manhattan, Dr. Volpi is the founder and CEO of eos sleep, a nationally recognized center for the diagnosis and treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. As one of the leading snoring and obstructive sleep apnea specialists in the country, Dr. Volpi co-authored “Wake Up! You’re Snoring” a complete guide to snoring. He has also published numerous scientific articles on related topics and is frequently invited to present at national conferences.

Marc Kayem, MD : Medical Director

Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Kayem is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist with over 20 years of experience, 13 of which have been spent in private practice in Southern California. Dr. Kayem has been involved in minimally invasive treatment of snoring and sleep apnea for several years and is a recognized leader in his field. A graduate of The University of Ottawa, he completed his otolaryngology training at The University of Montreal under the guidance of some of the leading clinicians in his field. Dr. Kayem is also a Fellow at the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons in Canada.Dr. Kayem currently serves as a Team Physician for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League.

Phillip Noel, MD : Medical Director

Lafayette, LA

A native of Abbeville, Dr. Noel grew up in a rice farming family. He is a graduate of Vermilion Catholic High School and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he was named the Outstanding Graduate of 1986. He attended LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, graduating with honors as well as attaining membership in Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, awarded to the top ten percent of medical graduates. Dr. Noel completed his residency training in otolaryngology at Tulane University Medical Center following an internship in surgery and research fellowship at the LSU/Kresge Hearing Research Laboratory of the South in New Orleans. Dr. Noel returned home in 1997 after completing his training to found Noel ENT Clinic, with offices in Abbeville and Lafayette. Dr. Noel is board certified in Otolaryngology as well as Sleep Medicine, one of the few specialists in Louisiana with this distinction. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, entailing an extensive course of study, qualifying examinations, and experience in the management of allergic disease.Dr. Noel enjoys treating people of all ages for the full spectrum of ENT care and is ever mindful of the privilege he is afforded in being entrusted with your care. Dr. Noel and his wife, Michele McLachlan Noel, MD, are the parents of five children who keep them very busy.

Michael Macdonald, MD, FACS, FRCSC : Medical Director

San Francisco, CA

Dr. Macdonald, having participated in clinical trials with snoring device manufacturers, is passionate about keeping up with the newest options for snoring relief. Dr. Macdonald knows that a complete cure is still elusive for most snoring sufferers. Dr. Macdonald is considered a pioneer of minor surgical procedures for snoring relief since and given his depth of experience in administering the Pillar® Procedure with high success rates, he has been asked to teach specialists in the USA and Canada to perform this procedure since 2005.As an ear, nose & throat (ENT) specialist, Dr. Macdonald has had highly-focused training in the following areas resolving both nasal and oral airway issues, remedying a wide range of nasal conditions negatively impacting breathing and/or smell, and reconstructing the nose from the inside out, to ensure optimum form and function.

Howard Herman, MD : Medical Director

Atlanta, GA

Dr. Howard K. Herman is Board-Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine . He has provided ENT care and minimally invasive, office-based management of snoring and sleep apnea in the state of Georgia for nearly 20 years.Dr. Herman has performed more Pillar implants than any other physician in the state of Georgia, and he has extensive experience with other minimally invasive procedures such as in-office turbinate reduction, in-office tonsil reduction and palatal reduction procedures. Dr. Herman has also had special training and experience in the latest therapies to manage nasal obstruction and sinus problems.

Dr. Herman received his degree in Medicine from the Boston University School of Medicine. Postgraduate training included an internship in General Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

He is a member of several professional societies including the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and the American Medical Association. Dr. Herman has published book chapters and research articles in his field.

Andrew J Parker, MD : Medical Director

Norwalk, CT

Andrew J. Parker, MD, is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist in Norwalk, CT. Dr. Parker is also the Chief of the Department of Ear Nose & Throat – Head & Neck Surgery at Norwalk Hospital. He was recently honored by the prestigious Castle Connolly’s highly selective Top Doctor’s Directory. He has also been on CT Magazine’s Top Doc list every year since 2008. When not practicing medicine, Dr. Parker enjoys being a lead singer in two local Fairfield County rock ‘n roll bands (DNR and VERTIGO), and spending time with his wife and their two children.

Philip Rapport, MD : Medical Director

Burnsville and Edina, MN

Philip Rapport graduated from the University of Michigan and the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Minnesota where he also earned a Master’s degree in Otolaryngology. Dr. Rapport joined Minneapolis Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 1980.Dr. Rapport is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Rapport is also a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and is an Associate in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Minnesota.

He has special interest in the treatment of sinus, ear and sleep problems and has extensive experience with special procedures such as Somnoplasty for nasal congestion, Balloon Sinuplasty for sinus infections and Pillar Palatal implants for snoring and sleep apnea.

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  • After A Week, I Could Already Feel Big Improvements

    “I’ve always had large tonsils, but recently they became a big problem for me. I had Laser Tonsillectomy to reduce the size of my tonsils, and the results are great. The procedure was not a big deal and over before I knew it. I went to a Mexican restaurant directly after my procedure and ate chips and tacos. And, after a week, I could already feel big improvements.”

    - Justin L.

  • I Was Way Past The Normal Age For A Tonsillectomy, And I Was Skeptical About The Laser Procedure

    “The Snoring Center has improved my quality of life. After numerous episodes of tonsillitis, I was searching for anything to help. I was way past the normal age for a tonsillectomy, and I was skeptical about the Laser Tonsillectomy procedure. However, Dr. Schwimmer and the entire staff at The Snoring Center were very nice and professional and made the entire process fast and relatively pain free. I experienced very little discomfort during the procedure and very minor pain afterwards. Within a few hours, I was eating normal food. The best part is that since the Laser Tonsillectomy procedure I have not had a single episode of tonsillitis or even a sore throat. Thank you Snoring Center!”

    - Daniel A.

  • I Can Breathe Through My Nose For The First Time In 16 Years

    “My nasal allergies are so bad that it is debilitating. I love outdoor activities, but often I can’t partake or I pay the price. I heard about turbinate reduction at The Snoring Center and that it can help with nasal allergy symptoms. For me it has done much more than “help”, I can breathe through my nose for the first time in 16 years. This really is life changing. Thank you!”

    - Ryan W.

  • The Entire Procedure Took Only About 10 Minutes. But, It Changed My Life

    “I have suffered all of my life from nasal allergies. I meet with clients all day and allergy season is awful. It is embarrassing to continually blow my nose and sniffle during meetings. Not to mention the expense of regular doctor’s visits and daily medication. I was happy to have Turbinate Reduction at The Snoring Center. The entire procedure took only about 10 minutes, but it changed my life. Thank you Snoring Center.”

    - Kelly F.

  • It Truly Was A Life-Changing Experience

    “Turbinate Reduction not only helped my allergies but also my sinus headaches. This changed my life from someone who has had allergies since I was five years old to someone who is allergy-free. I would like to thank Dr. Schwimmer for all he has done for me. It truly was a life-changing experience.”

    - John B.