In the latest step of their national expansion campaign, The Snoring Center is pleased to announce the opening of a Chicago location on January 9. The company is the nation’s leading provider of minimally invasive, office-based treatment for snoring and sleep apnea, including the Pillar Procedure from Medtronic.
Dr. Victora Brkovich, a Board Certified Otolaryngologist with years of clinical experience, has been appointed Medical Director of the Chicago office, located at Water Tower Place.
“I couldn’t be more honored to join The Snoring Center team,” said Dr. Brkovich. “The Snoring Center’s innovative approach and progressive treatment options have helped people from around the world to find healthy, restorative sleep, which is essential to physical and emotional well-being. The opening of our center gives more people access to convenient, effective snoring and sleep apnea treatment options.”
Dr. Brkovich earned her medical degree with honors from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She later completed her residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio where she spent her final year as a chief resident. She also holds a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from Northwestern University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Dr. Brkovich is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. She joined The Snoring Center after more than five years of private ear, nose and throat practice in the Chicago area. Her second languages include Croatian and Spanish.
“With each new Snoring Center location, we are bringing thousands of Americans closer to a peaceful night of sleep,” said Craig Schwimmer, MD, MPH, FACS, Founder and Medical Director of The Snoring Center. “Snoring and sleep apnea are among the most common sleep disorders, interrupting sleep for literally millions of Americans. Our unique perspective, and unmatched experience with minimally invasive, office-based treatment options, have resulted in better sleep not only for our patients, but also for their families.”
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 minimally invasive treatment options provide practical and convenient 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, and 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 radio frequency 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. This convenience and comfort may also 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 treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. The Snoring Center has helped thousands of men and women stop snoring, sleep better and enjoy better health, thanks to a variety of 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, Chicago, Newport Beach, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and Ocean Springs. For more information please visit www.SnoringCenter.com.
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