The Snoring Center, the nation’s leading provider of minimally invasive, office-based treatment for snoring and sleep apnea, is proud to announce the opening of a new office in Texas’ capital city. The Snoring Center has offices in Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Newport Beach, Beverly Hills and Atlanta is happy announce a new office in Austin, Texas to serve the Austin, San Marcos, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Georgetown, Bastrop, New Braunfels and San Antonio areas.
With The Snoring Center’s expansion they tapped Dr. Paul Fulmer to bring his extensive medical experience to the Austin market. Dr. Fulmer has been a member of The Snoring Center, Houston team for over a year and is an Austin native who is delighted to return to his hometown.
“I am excited to open the Austin office and bring my experience in treating snoring and sleep apnea to the Austin and San Antonio areas.” said Dr. Fulmer. “Chronic snoring and sleep apnea have significant impacts on the body and mind, and our Austin office will be dedicated to helping those suffering from snoring and sleep apnea – and those around them – get a better night’s sleep.”
“We are very proud of the work we do at The Snoring Center,” said Dr. Craig Schwimmer, MD, MPH, FACS, founder and medical director of The Snoring Center. “Lack of sleep can cause everything from fatigue and short tempers, to decreased job performance and auto accidents – things that can dramatically impact people’s physical and personal lives. That’s why we only want the most qualified individuals on our team; individuals who reflect our commitment to providing excellent service and results that can truly make a difference. The talent and dedication Dr. Fulmer brings to his work will make him a strong addition.”
Dr. Fulmer is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist who brings 18 years of experience to The Snoring Center. Dr. Fulmer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Baylor University in 1984 and then completed medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1989. He went on to complete his internship and residency with the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
Dr. Fulmer is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery and the American College of Surgeons, an associate fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, and is a member of the American Medical Association and the Texas Medical Association.
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, Laser Tonsillectomy, Reduction of the Nasal Turbinates and Soft Palate Reduction.
- 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. More than 40,000 people worldwide have been treated with Medtronic’s Pillar Procedure to reduce snoring.
- The Laser Tonsillectomy procedure reduces the size of enlarged tonsils, which potentially block the airway during sleep. Laser Tonsillectomy is also ideal for the chronic tonsillitis sufferer, as it shrinks enlarged tonsils that can act as breeding grounds for bacterial infections.
- Reduction of the Nasal Turbinates is a quick, well-tolerated procedure that applies radiofrequency energy to shrink nasal tissue, benefitting both the snorer and allergy-sufferer.
- Soft Palate Reduction also uses radiofrequency energy to stiffen the soft palate, decreasing tissue vibration that causes disruptive snoring.
The Snoring Center also offers Home Sleep Studies as a diagnostic tool for obstructive sleep apnea. These home-based studies are significantly less expensive, more convenient, 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. The device can be returned the next day for interpretation of the data by our medical staff.
About The Snoring Center: The Snoring Center is the nation’s leading provider of minimally invasive, office-based treatment for snoring and sleep apnea. Staffed by board-certified Ear, Nose and Throat doctors, The Snoring Center offers a variety of treatment options, allowing for customized treatment based upon each patient’s anatomy and circumstances. The Snoring Center performs more Pillar Procedures than any other practice in the world. They have unmatched experience with in-office Turbinate Reduction, Laser Tonsillectomy, and other cutting edge treatment options.
For more information please visit www.SnoringCenter.com.
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