BEVERLY HILLS, November 28, 2011 – The Snoring Center, the nation’s leading provider of minimally invasive, office-based treatment for snoring and sleep apnea, including the Pillar Procedure from Medtronic, has opened an office in Los Angeles.
Dr. Marc Kayem, a Board Certified Otolaryngologist with years of experience treating snoring and sleep apnea, will serve as Medical Director of the Snoring Center’s Beverly Hills location.
“I am honored to join The Snoring Center. Their progressive and innovative approach to treating sleep disordered breathing has improved the lives of thousands of patients from around the world.” said Dr. Kayem. “In the past, patients would have to travel to Texas to visit The Snoring Center. It is exciting to watch our team expand into new markets in order to provide minimally invasive, office-based snoring and sleep apnea treatment to more men and women in need.”
Currently serving as a team physician for the Los Angeles Kings, Dr. Kayem brings over 20 years of experience to The Snoring Center. He graduated from The University of Ottawa before completing his otolaryngology training at The University of Montreal. Dr. Kayem has been involved in minimally invasive treatment of snoring and sleep apnea for years, and is a recognized leader in his field.
“We are proud and fortunate to have an innovator like Dr. Kayem join our team,” said Dr. Craig Schwimmer, MD, MPH, FACS, Medical Director and CEO of The Snoring Center. “Our physicians understand the impact that snoring and sleep apnea have on people’s lives. They also understand that traditional treatment options do not adequately meet the needs of many patients. For patients unable to tolerate a cumbersome breathing apparatus, or for whom traditional surgery is not desirable, our minimally invasive, office-based treatment can be life changing. At The Snoring Center, our mission is to ensure that patients understand ALL their treatment options, so that they can choose the options that best suit their individual needs.”
Dr. Schwimmer cites research linking lack of sleep with everything from fatigue and short tempers, to decreased job performance and auto accidents, from high blood pressure and obesity to diabetes. The Snoring Center’s advancements in minimally invasive snoring and sleep apnea treatment help provide practical solutions to the millions of couples impacted by snoring, and sleep apnea.
Specially trained, Board Certified Ear, Nose and Throat doctors at the Snoring Center offer a variety of treatment options, allowing for customized treatment based on each patient’s anatomy and circumstances. These treatment options include the Pillar Procedure from Medtronic, Reduction of the Nasal Turbinates, Soft Palate Reduction and Laser Tonsil Ablation, as well as the use of oral appliances.
The Pillar Procedure involves the placement of woven inserts into the soft palate. Over time, the body’s natural tissue response to the inserts increases the structural integrity of the soft palate, thereby reducing the vibration that causes snoring and sleep apnea. More than 40,000 people worldwide have been treated with Medtronic’s Pillar Procedure. The Snoring Center has performed more Pillar Procedures than any other practice in the world.
Reduction of the Nasal Turbinates is a quick, well-tolerated procedure that applies radiofrequency energy to shrink nasal tissue, enlarging the nasal airway. This is often an important component of treatment of sleep-disordered breathing. Because the tissue that is reduced is the same tissue involved in nasal allergy symptoms, this procedure is also effective in providing years of relief to nasal allergy sufferers.
The Snoring Center also offers Home Sleep Studies as an alternative to traditional, lab-based tests. These home-based studies are significantly less expensive, more convenient, and often preferred by patients because they are done in the comfort of one’s own bed and may allow for a more representative night’s sleep.
About The Snoring Center The Snoring Center℠ is the nation’s leading provider of minimally invasive, office-based treatments of snoring and sleep apnea. The Snoring Center has helped thousands of men and women stop snoring, sleep better and enjoy better health with our convenient and effective procedures. Performed in a single visit, using only local anesthesia, and allowing an immediate return to normal activities, our treatments are a rational choice for many patients struggling with snoring or sleep apnea.
The Snoring Center has offices in Beverly Hills, Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston. For more information please visit www.SnoringCenter.com.
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